With Millennials less likely to believe in God, churches work hard to buck trends

Source: ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES

BY , jboyle@citizen-times.com

The statistics are daunting, particularly when it comes to the “nones.”

Fewer younger people, particularly Millennials, attend church or believe in God, and they’re less likely to go to church. Just 50 percent of younger Millennials say they believe in God with certainty, compared to 64 percent for Gen X and 69 percent for Baby Boomers, according to the Pew Research Center.

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“I think the first thing to point out, stepping back a moment, is there are big and important changes in the American religious landscape overall,” said Greg Smith, associate director for research at Pew, the Washington, D.C.-based organization that  periodically publishes the Religious Landscape Study. “The share of Americans that have no particular religious affiliation — the atheists, the agnostics, the ‘nothing in particular’ — that group is growing very rapidly. They are called the ‘nones,’ and the nones are growing very rapidly.”

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  1. Reblogged this on Keep Your Good Heart and commented:
    Interesting to see more statistics on this. Many years ago in school while I was studying world religions I came across a study that said that the fastest growing religion was in fact no religion at all, but it didn’t include the figures presented here.

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