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The number of people who claim no religion is increasing, but that doesn’t mean we’re seeing more atheists and agnostics. Rather, many of these folks, called Nones, reject religious affiliation while still believing in God. […] Read More

If you heed the headlines, US Christianity is in free fall with Protestants and Catholics losing population. And while folks claiming no religion, called Nones, are growing, many of them do believe without belonging to a church. […] Read More

Over the past decade, the percentage of U.S. adults who identify as Christian has declined almost every year, moving from 77% affiliation in 2009 to 65% in 2018-19. However, the news for religion in the U.S. isn’t all bad. […] Read More

Many pastors lack the training and skills needed to counsel and advocate for victims. It’s why too many pastors tell wives to stay with abusive husbands, continue in leadership when they abuse others and shame women from the pulpit. […] Read More

Building trusting relationships in healthcare chaplaincy is difficult. Many folks are skeptical and wary around those who define themselves as people of faith, but it’s possible to help spiritual conversations blossom. […] Read More

U.S. adults who are atheists, agnostics or unaffiliated with any religious teaching cited “questioning religious teachings” as the many reason they don’t subscribe to any religion. […] Read More

Generation Z is the loneliest generation currently alive around the globe, according to a survey conducted by Cigna, a global health service company. This came as a surprise to many people who naturally assumed that the oldest generation would be the ones who experienced the greatest loneliness, not young vibrant 18- to 22-year-olds who boast […] Read More

What, if any, relationship exists between the Christian Right’s public conflicts over policies and the growth of “nones” (people claiming no religious affiliation) in the U.S.? That question was the focus of research conducted by Paul A. Djupe, Denison University; Jacob R. Neiheisel, University at Buffalo; and Kimberly H. Conger, University of Cincinnati. Their research […] Read More

A strong majority (64 percent) of U.S. adults who self-identify “spiritual but not religious” remain affiliated with a religious tradition, according to a Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) analysis released on Nov. 6. “Roughly one in five (18 percent) identify as white mainline Protestant, and an equal number (18 percent) identify as Catholic. Thirteen percent […] Read More

The percent of white Christians has dropped from 81 percent of the U.S. population (1976) to 43 percent (2016), while the religiously unaffiliated has grown from 7 percent to 24 percent over the same period. These were two key trends revealed in a Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) report released on Sept. 6. “Much of […] Read More