Here, in living color, we see the church’s failure to engage an entire generation:
The graphic comes from the Public Religion Research Institute. You’ll notice that it also undermines the evangelical claim that they’re doing better with younger generations than progressive Christians. You’ll see that’s not true. In fact, the evangelical drop is more precipitous than the mainline drop — they’ve also got further to fall.
And, the survey shows, as Whites lose majority in the US, they (we?) tend to long for the good ol’ days: