Christianity in America is declining at a “rapid pace,” according to startling new analysis from The Pew Research Center.
The report found that the majority of Americans — 65 percent — still describe themselves as Christians, though the proportion has significantly fallen by 12 percentage points over the past decade.
At the same time, 26 percent of Americans now call themselves atheists, agnostics, or no religion in particular (a collective group known as the “nones”), up 9 percentage points since 2009. . .
It’s important to note that atheists, agnostics and unaffiliated Americans are generally lumped into the “nones” category, but the largest cohort under this umbrella are people who have simply said they are “nothing in particular.” . . .
While 84 percent of respondents in the Silent Generation (aged 74 to 91) and 76 percent of Baby Boomers (aged 55 to 71) are Christians, just 49 percent of Millennials (aged 23 to 38) agree. (Read more from “Report: Christianity Declining in America at ‘Rapid Pace'” HERE)