Can Religion Still Speak to Younger Americans?

Source: Wall Street Journal

By Timothy Beal

Among 18- to 29-year-olds, 44% declare that they have no religious affiliation. Maybe it’s because their idea of faith is too narrow.

The fastest-growing population on the American religious landscape today is “Nones”—people who don’t identify with any religion. Recent data from the American Family Survey indicates that their numbers increased from 16% in 2007 to 35% in 2018. Over the same period, there has been a dramatic decline in the share of the population who identify as Christian, from 78% of Americans in 2007 to 65% in 2018-19, according to a report by the Pew Research Center released this month. The rise of Nones is even more dramatic among younger people: 44% of Americans aged 18 to 29 are Nones.

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