The future of religion in America, in three charts

Louis Dor
Wednesday 04 November 2015 13:10

The public is becoming less religious, according to a survey of 35,000 US adults.

According to the survey by the Pew Research Centre, the percentages of people who say they believe in God, pray daily and regularly go to church have all declined over recent years.

The decrease is largely attributable to a growing minority of Americans, particularly millenials, who say they do not belong to an organised faith.

The amount who say that they are ‘absolutely certain’ of the existence of a God has declined from 71 per cent in 2007 to 63 per cent in 2014.

Of the three quarters of US adults who say they follow a religion, there’s been no significant drop in measures of commitment.

The per cent of people who declare affiliation to a religion who say it is important in their life has remained relatively stable over years, with the exception of declines in Hinduism and in other faiths.

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