Here in the United States, there is an increasing number of people with no religious affiliation, people who are losing their religion or never had one to begin with. Religious unaffiliated are made of Atheists, Agnostics, and those with No Affiliation; this demographic continue to grow in population, proportion, and rate.
See the full report, “‘Nones’ on the Rise: One-in-Five Adults Have No Religious Affiliation”
Growth in number of religious unaffiliated is largely driven by generational replacement and this poses a great challenge (or opportunity) for the clergy in the next generation to come.
Change to America’s religious landscape is sweeping across the nation:
- Decreasing % of Christians experienced in almost every state
- Increase % of those with no religious affiliation carries across the board in every state
View the interactive chart at See how U.S. religious landscape has changed in nearly 2 decades (USA Today, 3/9/2009)