Current studies reflect a downward shift in Religious Affiliation and Attendance in the USA while numbers & rate of those with no religious affiliation continue to swell. This chart from the Pew Research Center report, “Nones” on the Rise: One-in-Five Adults Have No Religious Affiliation, shows the long-term trends in religious affiliation, where Protestant Christians are declining, the Catholics has been roughly steady in part because of immigration from Latin America, and notice the rise of the “Nones”:
Those in the “no affiliation” category reflect an ideology opposite traditional biblical values and hold a rapidly growing voice/influence in American society. For instance, 72% favor legalization of abortion and 73% favor legalization of same-sex marriage.
And, earlier this week, results from a Gallup survey indicated: 77% of Americans say religion is losing its influence, and 75% of Americans said it the country would be better off if it was more religious.
Have you noticed this trend happening in your context? How are you responding?