New Gallup Poll Says Religion is Losing Influence in Our Society

A new Gallup poll out today says that Americans believe religion is losing its influence on society:

Over three-quarters of Americans (77%) say religion is losing its influence on American life, while 20% say religion’s influence is increasing. These represent Americans’ most negative evaluations of the impact of religion since 1970, although similar to the views measured in recent years.

What’s interesting is that it doesn’t seem to matter how often you attend church or how personally religious you are, you still think religion is losing power. Victory is ours!…

… or not.

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Where Are the World’s Atheists?

Using information from last year’s global survey of religiosity (conducted by WIN-Gallup International), the Washington Post put together a nifty map explaining where the world’s “convinced atheists” lived:

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The Number of Immigrant ‘Nones’ Has Been Steady Over the Past 20 Years

On Friday, the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life released its analysis on the religious affiliation of immigrants to the United States.

When it comes to legal immigrants who are religiously unaffiliated — atheists, agnostics, and those who may be spiritual-but-not-religious — the estimates are pretty steady:

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Gallup Poll Finds ‘Nones’ Most Likely to be Pro-Choice

A new Gallup poll finds that people who claim no religious faith — atheists, agnostics, and (annoyingly) people who are “spiritual but not religious” — are most likely to be “pro-choice” and least likely to be “pro-life”:

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Barna Group Discusses the ‘Spiritually Homeless’ and Millennials Who No Longer Want to Be Christian

The Barna Group has just released their version of data on Millennials’ and faith. We know the story — about 30% of people under 30 have no religious affiliation — but Barna tries to put a Christian spin on it by characterizing those who are no longer part of the church as “spiritually homeless.”

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