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Religious practices and faith groups


Religious identification in the U.S.:
How American adults view their religion.

A parallel report for Canada is located elsewhere

church Summary:

During the late 20th century up to 1990, the popularity of Christianity had been stable in the U.S. About 87% of adults identified themselves as Christians.

The country then experienced a major change. The gradual drift away from religion towards secularism that began after World War II began to have an impact on adult Christian affiliation. Significant numbers of American adults began to leave Christian denominations and from other organized religions.

By 2007, the percentage of Christians had dropped to 78.4%. By 2014, it reached 70.6%. That is a drop of 7.8 percentage points in seven years -- about one percentage point a year.

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Copyright 2001 to 2018 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally written: 2001-DEC-15
Latest update: 2018-OCT-18
Author: B.A. Robinson 

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