PRRI data on the rise of the “nones” among young adults in 1986 vs. in 2016. RNS graphic by Jana Riess.
I think we can safely say that President Donald Trump has changed American politics forever. He won the White House with no political experience, didn’t release his tax returns, and the extent to which Russia was involved in tilting the election is still under investigation. In the midst of all of Trump’s deception and corruption, there’s one rule he had to follow: yielding to the word of God. This article originally appeared on Salon Be a good person by treating others…
Many millennials are nonbelievers who have dropped the religious affiliation but still crave community, kinship and meal with friends at holidays such as Passover and Easter, Jill Filipovic says.
In 1979, Jerry Falwell launched the Moral Majority, a “pro-family” lobby group for evangelical Christians that was aimed at thwarting the secular forces set in motion by the counterculture of the 1960s. In a speech at the time, Falwell told a crowd of fellow evangelicals that America didn’t really have a Bible Belt. Rather, he bellowed from his podium to the cheers of the crowd, “There’s a Bible cloak in America that covers the whole blooming republic, and they’re everywhere ready for the leadership [that] preachers [like] you and I can offer them —and let’s give it to them!”
A new study shows American Christianity declining to 70% of the population from 78% seven years ago, mainly because millennials are leaving the fold.