Forgotten Word Ministries
Where Have All the Christians Gone?
September 25, 2009
The number of people who claim no religious affiliation, meanwhile, has doubled since 1990 to fifteen percent, its highest point in history.
Christianity is plummeting in America, while the number of non-believers is skyrocketing.What are your thoughts on this article?
A shocking new study of Americansí religious beliefs shows the beginnings of a major realignment in Americansí relationship with God. The American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS) reveals that Protestants now represent half of all Americans, down almost 20 percent in the last twenty years. In the coming months, America will become a minority Protestant nation for the first time since the pilgrims.
The number of people who claim no religious affiliation, meanwhile, has doubled since 1990 to fifteen percent, its highest point in history. Non-believers now represent the third-highest group of Americans, after Catholics and Baptists.
1) The number of
Christians has declined 12% since 1990, and is now 76%, the lowest
percentage in American history.
The implications for American society are profound. Americansí
relationship with God, which drove many of the countryís great
transformations from the pilgrims to the founding fathers, the Civil
War to the civil rights movement, is still intact. Eighty-two percent
of Americans believe in God or a higher power.
Bruce Feiler is bestselling author of eight books, including "Walking the Bible" and "Abraham," and the host of the PBS series on "Walking the Bible." A frequent commentator on National Public Radio, CNN and FOX News. His latest book "America's Prophet: Moses and the American Story" will be published in October.