Six-in-ten religious nones say the questioning of religious teachings is a very important reason for their lack of affiliation. But nones are far from a monolithic group.
New data on religious trends from ABC and the Washington Post shows that people reporting “no religion” are now a much larger part of the population than the white evangelicals who dominate the Republican Party and Donald Trump’s “base.”
Despite what many citizens and current government officials believe, the United States of America is not a Christian nation. In fact, founding fathers’ religion could even be classified as Deism.
A seismic survey of American religious and denominational identity—the largest of its kind ever conducted—chronicles changes in the US religious landscape.
The culture war over religious morality has faded; in its place is something much worse.
It seems like not more than a day or two goes by without hearing it from somewhere: America is growing hostile towards Christians. A growing number of Christians– a shocking amount, actually– are convinced that America’s glory days are over and that Christians are now a marginalized group on the verge of having all of [Read More…]
The dark rigidity of fundamentalist rural America: a view from the inside
The decline of a once-powerful majority is going to have profound implications.
As Robert P. Jones shows in his illuminating new book, white Christians in America are in decline in numbers and influence, as many are both desperate and nostalgic for the past.
This new book shows how, and why.