New Pew Study shows declining religious membership among younger Americans

February 18, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More

Pew has just released a new study showing that young Americans are less religiously active than their elders:

By some key measures, Americans ages 18 to 29 are considerably less religious than older Americans. Fewer young adults belong to any particular faith than older people do today. They also are less likely to be affiliated than their parents’ and grandparents’ generations were when they were young. Fully one-in-four members of the Millennial generation – so called because they were born after 1980 and began to come of age around the year 2000 – are unaffiliated with any particular faith.

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  1. Zeke says:

    I've noticed this trend myself. Seems its cool to be atheist these days.

  2. Michael says:

    This would be reassuring if the churches of fundamentalist whackjob haters were the ones being abandoned, but I suspect the real Christians, the ones who actually try to be better, are the ones whose ranks are shrinking.

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