Contrary to the common impression, it turns out that the percentage of evangelicals in America is not declining after all. That’s the findings of the General Social Survey, considered the most reliable of ongoing polls.
Yes, the number of “Nones” is also growing. There is now about the same number of “Nones” as there is evangelicals, nearly one-quarter of Americans each. But the “Nones” draw from a number of different groups–not evangelicals, as such–and often someone who is a “None” is converted and becomes an evangelical. (Interestingly, there is about the same percentage of Catholics as evangelicals and “Nones,” with each constituting about a quarter of the population.)