IS RELIGION LOSING GROUND IN AMERICA?

The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life released on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 -a scientific research study  -found that young Americans are remarkably less religious than their parents and grandparents were when they were their age.

The study also found that one in four American millennials -Pew’s name for those Americans who were born after 1980 and came to age around the millennium -are not associated with any religion. They see themselves as “atheist,” “agnostic” or “nothing in particular.”

When it comes to religion, these millennials have a different philosophy than most people. They believe that “there are ways of practicing faith and being religious outside of belonging to a religious organization or attending services.”

In your opinion, what has gotten the young Americans to be so less religious than their parents and grandparents were when they were young?

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2 comments on “IS RELIGION LOSING GROUND IN AMERICA?

  1. Perhaps it is nothing more than a logical progression. After all, if you look at the history of the original free settlers of the USA (excluding those sent as a penal colony), they were the puritans, a fairly extreme group that today might even be classified as a “sect”. While it may have taken generations, slowly times change everywhere.

    I think it is a good thing.

  2. Probably the constant barage of secularism in the universities and public square, they are a captive audience. Youth are not trained in any apologetic for their beliefs. Most churches look down on a need to defend their faith.

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