Monday, February 25, 2008

America's Unfaithful Faithful

Leave it to Time Magazine to come up with a catchy title. also covered the same story here.

Amongst the notable tidbits:

More than one-quarter of American adults have left the faith of their childhood for another religion or no religion at all, the survey found. Factoring in moves from one stream or denomination of Protestantism to another, the number rises to 44 percent.

One in four adults ages 18 to 29 claim no affiliation with a religious institution.

The U.S. Religious Landscape Survey estimates the United States is 78 percent Christian and about to lose its status as a majority Protestant nation, at 51 percent and slipping.

Not surprisingly, the "nondenominational" churches are seeing the sharpest increases.