The Barna Group has studied them extensively, and has some answers. Here’s the report, and here’s infographic:
The percentage of All Americans not attending church in the past 6 months went from 28% in 2010 to 47% in 2013. I don’t even know what to say about that.
I do. The more the government and capitalism lets us down, the more we turn to God.
One may think so, however it is the percentage NOT attending church that is rising!
You are right, I got that backwards. The one thing I can think of that happened in that time, was the massive propaganda push in the media for gay marriage.
Weird that you would go there first. Are saying that because the media has pushed for the acceptance of gay marriage, church attendance dropped some 30% between 2010 and 2013? Come on, man, there is no correlation. The church cannot blame society for losing attenders.
Pretty much all Ted thinks about is gay people. Isn’t envy one of the seven deadlies?
Yeah, and the Jews were envious of Hitler.
Even when almost the entire campaign was “Christians are evil bigots who hate gay people”?
Research has shown that Americans overreport their church attendance by 10-18% in surveys. That may account for the difference between these reports.
From my experience no one is worried (mainline denominations) are not worried about the millennials who do attend church because the larger communities see these folks as disposable or irrelevant to the life of their community (which is interesting because most millennials see the church as irrelevant).
As a millennial, my reason for going to church is to get closer to other people, not necessarily God.
Was an option on the survey really “the Church is God’s hands and feet in the world”?