Pew Research Center and the General Social Survey said that Christians in the U.S. are greatly declining.
With the continuing trends, Christians will no longer be the majority by 2045.
The report showed that the population of Christians would be 35 percent, and religiously unaffiliated Americans would make up 52 percent of the population by 2070.
“We’ve never seen it, and we don’t have the data to model a religious reversal,” said Pew researcher Stephanie Kramer Kramer.
“There are some who say that revival never happens in an advanced economy. After secularization, you can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube. But we don’t know that. We just don’t have the data,” Kramer continued.
As recently as the early 1990s, about 90% of U.S. adults identified as Christians. In 2007 the share was at 78%. Today, that number is down to 64%. Since 2007, the share of adults who identify as religious “nones” has grown from 16% to 29%. 6/ https://t.co/BELUlKdCdu pic.twitter.com/WbBRTcf93v
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The report noted that in the early 1990s, about 90 percent of Americans said they were Christian. By 2020, that had fallen to 64 percent.
Pew took the historical data and offered various scenarios of how that would play out in the future.
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