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Poll Finds ‘None’ Is The Fastest Growing Religious Affiliation in the United States

Three in every ten Americans do not have a religious affiliation

More adults than ever report ‘None’ as their religious affiliation, according to a new poll.

The Pew Research Center called the change “the secularizing shifts evident in American society,” which shows “no signs of slowing.”

In its new survey, the Center found three of every ten American adults consider themselves religiously unaffiliated. The nation’s “no-religion” population (29%) has increased by 6% over the last five years ago and 10% in the past decade.

The category includes those who describe themselves as atheists, agnostics or “nothing in particular” when asked about religion.

While the majority of Americans are Christians, the total population decreased by about 12% than in 2011. About 63% of the nation’s adult population self-identify as Christian — including Protestants, Catholics, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Orthodox Christians.

For every two American Christians, there is one “unaffiliated” adult. In 2007, the Christians to “None”  ratio was 5 to 1.

“The recent declines within Christianity are concentrated among Protestants,” the survey’s analysis said. “Today, 40% of U.S. adults are Protestants, a group that is broadly defined to include nondenominational Christians and people who describe themselves as ‘just Christian’ along with Baptists, Methodists, Lutherans, Presbyterians and members of many other denominational families. The Protestant share of the population is down 4 percentage points over the last five years and has dropped 10 points in 10 years.”

The survey found that fewer adults say religion is “very important” in their daily lives.

According to the report, “roughly three-in-ten adults in the new survey (31%) say they attend religious services at least once or twice a month, including 25% who say they attend at least once a week and 7% who attend once or twice a month. These figures are similar to 2020 when 33% reported attending religious services at least once or twice a month.”

Just 45% of respondents said they pray daily. In 2007, about 58% of those surveyed reported that they prayed every day.

Religion in America has declined over the course of the past few decades, with research repeatedly finding fewer people affiliated with a particular faith.

A Gallup poll in 2018 found that “50% of adults polled said they belonged to a religious congregation, down sharply from the 70% who said so as recently as 1999,” noted NPR. “That figure fluctuated only a few percentage points over a period of six decades beginning in 1937 — the first year of the survey — when 73% of U.S. adults said they belonged to a church, synagogue or mosque.”

The Pew survey was conducted from May 29 to Aug. 25 and involved 3,937 respondents. While religion declined across multiple faiths, the survey found that those who “prioritize religion” reported that their faith was stronger now.

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6 responses to “Poll Finds ‘None’ Is The Fastest Growing Religious Affiliation in the United States”

  1. HerrDoktor says:

    Does Amish count as Protestant?
    I’m pretty sure their numbers went up this year.

  2. IntegratedCrazy says:

    Wok is the fastest growing religion. Just like all the others it is bullshit garbage that makes a few rich by tricking the lower apes into a cause. Monkey see monkey do 🐒

  3. ZedS says:

    If these questions counted humanists as religious (because they absolutely believe in unscientific dogma/doctrine), then the number would be MUCH higher. It’s less about how people are losing religion and more about the fact that mankind is worshipping itself and its own thoughts/desires more and more, even when science and logic stand opposed to their views/claims. This, by the way, is not a new phenomenon. Humanity has gone through several such cycles in the last several thousand years. It’s tied deeply to hedonism and the glorification of what people want over what is good for society and people as individuals.

  4. pandusa says:

    Sorry about voluminous post today but I couldn’t let this one pass.
    My problem is not with the Most High (Elohim -uppercase-Hebrew) it is with organized religion. I believe Elohim may have some issues with it too.
    Genesis 2:15 And the Lord said to the serpent (nachash- the shimmering one) I will put enmity between the thy seed and the woman, between thy seed and her seed. Genesis 6:4 There were giants (Nephilim-better translated-the fallen ones) on the Earth in those days…
    Psalm 82:1 God standeth in the congregation of the mighty…he judgeth among the gods (lowercase) 82:7 But, YE shall DIE like MEN,fall like one of the princes.
    Christ -John 8:44 You are of your father the Devil and the lust of your father you will do.He was a MURDERER from the BEGINNING (Cain),and abode not in the truth because there is no truth in him.
    Jude 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate,but left their own habitation.

    It seems to me everyone in the bible knew about the book of Enoch…but many if not most, Christians don’t(or disregard it). I always had questions and it filled in a lot of blanks for me. Why did God destroy some of the tribes and not others in the Old Testament? They were in the shadow of Mount Hermon (Nephilim progeny). I think Lydia may know.I think I heard her mention The Unseen Realm- Dr.Michael Heiser PhD. Find out what the Bible really says…it may explain a lot in the time we find ourselves living in.Just because we don’t want to believe it… doesn’t mean it is not happening.

  5. Itstoearly says:

    I’m willing to bet this is the result of a lot of people who went to religious services as a cultural or social thing, which took a huge hit during the pandemic, not choosing to go back to those services.

  6. Viewtifuljoe says:

    People tend to become non-religious as society becomes more advance and they look to the government to fix their problems and guide their lives. Given the collapse of the dollar, I’m sure those numbers will rebound in time.