Christianity is Steadily Losing “Market Share,” in America
Evidence continues to mount that Christianity is steadily losing “market share,” in America. According to a Pew Forum study, one in five Americans claim no religious affiliation or preference. Labeled “nones,” this category, along with self-described atheists and agnostics (13%) seems to be increasing while Protestantism is declining. In 1972, 62 percent of the “religiously affiliated” identified with one or more of the protestant groups. By 2010 the figure has dropped to 51 percent.
While the nones claim no religious affiliation, 68 percent, including some who identified as atheists, say they believe in a higher power or Being. Half claimed to “feel a deep connection with nature,” and 20 percent claimed to “pray every day.”
These nones also come in heavily on the side of strictly secular government, working to establish freedom FROM religion in place of freedom OF religion. They back politicians who see government as the solution to sin instead of regeneration by the Holy Spirit.
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