One-Third Of Adults Under 30 Have No Religious Affiliation

Today I read the following article, which underlines the idea that demographically, it seems the USA is catching up the UK. Perhaps, however, as more and more people conclude it is no longer “cool” to attend Church, what we are already seeing on both sides of the Atlantic is that those who choose to stay are taking their faith commitment more seriously. The church will of course survive this downturn as it has every other before.

“The number of Americans who do not identify with any religion continues to grow at a fast pace. One-fifth of the U.S. public – and a third of adults under 30 – are religiously unaffiliated today, the highest percentages ever in Pew Research Center polling.

In the last five years alone, the unaffiliated have increased from just over 15 percent to just under 20 percent of all U.S. adults. Their ranks now include more than 13 million self-described atheists and agnostics (nearly 6 percent of the U.S. public), as well as nearly 33 million people who say they have no particular religious affiliation (14 percent).”

Study: One-Third Of Adults Under 30 Have No Religious Affiliation « CBS DC.

About Adrian Warnock

Adrian Warnock is a medical doctor, and a writer. Since 1995 he has been a member of Jubilee Church London. Adrian serves as part of Jubilee's leadership team alongside Tope Koleoso. Together they have written Hope Reborn - How to Become a Christian and Live for Jesus, published by Christian Focus. Adrian is also the author of Raised With Christ - How The Resurrection Changes Everything, published by Crossway.
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  • @warnies

    One-Third Of Adults Under 30 Have No Religious Affiliation:

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  • @TheDailyDecibel

    RT @robtombrella: 1/3 of people under 30 have no religious affiliation (HT Warnock)

  • Mark Byron

    Are we seeing a decline in faith or an honesty in folks who would be nominal Christians a generation ago but are honest enough to be faith-less in the modern era?

    • Adrian Warnock

      I totally agree that this is a kind of pruning of the church where people who dont really believe any more no longer pretend.