Skip to site content

Religious Affiliation

The Constitution prohibits religious tests for public office, but a candidate’s religion is still a significant factor in US voting patterns, a report said. About one-third said they would not vote for Muslims or atheists. […] Read More

Many people, especially young adults, claim to have no religious affiliation, but pop culture features Jesus’ story in three comic books, illustrating that what Jesus taught and stood for is still timely. […] Read More

Fewer U.S. adults identify as Christian while those who claim no religious affiliation are increasing. It’s time for churches to learn to swim in the reality of today’s religious currents. Here are 4 ways to stay afloat. […] Read More

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

Fewer people in the U.S. have a religious affiliation or are members of a faith community, a Gallup poll found. Over the last 20 years, involvement in a church, mosque or synagogue has declined 20%. […] Read More

Seeking to cut across religious lines, a new Pew Research Center report placed people into seven broad groups of religious beliefs and behaviors. So where do you fall on the range? […] Read More

Atheism is most common among Generation Z, while Christian affiliation is most common among Boomers and Elders, according to a Barna Group report released on Jan. 24. Thirteen percent of respondents in Generation Z (born 1999 to 2015) said they are atheists. By comparison, 7 percent of Millennials (born 1984 to 1998), 6 percent of […] Read More

Intense religious expressions in the U.S. remain stable, while moderate expressions are in decline, according to sociologists Landon Schnabel of Indiana University Bloomington and Sean Bock of Harvard University. Their report, “The Persistent and Exceptional Intensity of American Religion: A Response to Recent Research,” published on Nov. 27, seeks to counter a widely held secularization […] Read More