#1 According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, 60 percent of all Americans believe that “humans and other living things have evolved over time”, while only 33 percent of respondents rejected this statement.
#2 Nearly one-fifth of all U.S. adults have no religious affiliation whatsoever. Back in 1972, only 7 percent of all U.S. adults had no religious affiliation.
#3 The number of Americans with no religious affiliation has grown by 25 percent over the past five years.
#4 The younger you are, the more likely you are not to be affiliated with a religion. 9 percent of all U.S. adults that are 65 or older have no religious affiliation, but a whopping 32 percent of all U.S. adults under the age of 30 have no religious affiliation.
#5 88 percent of those that are religiously unaffiliated “are not looking for religion”.
#6 73 percent of the religiously unaffiliated support gay marriage and 72 percent of the religiously unaffiliated support legalized abortion.
#7 The religiously unaffiliated now make up 24 percent of all registered voters “who are Democrats or lean Democratic”.
#8 For the first time ever, Protestants do not make up a majority of the U.S. population. In 2007, Protestants made up 53 percent of the U.S. population, but now they only make up 48 percent of the U.S. population. Way back in 1972, Protestants made up 62 percent of the U.S. population.
#9 29 percent of all U.S. adults “seldom or never attend religious services”.
#10 51 percent of all U.S. adults believe that churches and other religious organizations “are too concerned with money and power”.
#11 66 percent of all U.S. adults believe that religion is “losing its influence on American life”.
#12 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of Americans with “no religion” more than doubled between 1990 and 2008.
#13 According to the American Religious Identification Survey, only 76 percent of all Americans identified themselves as “Christian” of one type or another in 2008. Back in 1990, 86 percent of all Americans identified themselves as “Christian” of one type or another.
#14 A study conducted by the Barna Group discovered that nearly 60 percentof all Christians from 15 years of age to 29 years of age are no longer actively involved in any church.
#15 It is being projected that the percentage of Americans attending church in 2050 will be about half of what it is today.
#16 One survey conducted a while back found that 52 percent of all American Christians believe that “at least some non-Christian faiths can lead to eternal life”.
#17 According to LifeWay Research, 46 percent of all Americans never even think about whether they will go to heaven or not.