The well respected Pew Forum is out with a very revealing religious landscape survey. Read from Reuters below:
When it comes to religion, more and more U.S. adults either have none or do not identify with a particular church, although the country remains highly religious, a survey said on Monday.
The report from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found a constantly shifting landscape of religious loyalties, with the Roman Catholic Church losing more adherents than any other single U.S. religious group.
One in ten Americans now describes himself as a former Catholic, it found, although that church's membership is constantly being replenished by immigrants, particularly Latinos.
Despite predictions that the United States would follow Europe's path toward secularization, the U.S. population "remains highly religious in its beliefs and practices," the survey concluded.
But John Green, a senior researcher with the Pew Forum, told reporters American religion appears headed for more diversity, with the likelihood the country will be "less Protestant and less Christian" in the future than it is now.
Read more here and read the actual survey here.
I'd be curious to get your comments after you read through the survey. Does it bother you that we may be heading towards becoming "less Christian" in this country?
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