Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Eve Poll: American Christianity Is On The Decline

On the eve of Christmas 2015, a review of over 174,000 interviews conducted in 2015 shows that three-quarters of American adults identify with a Christian religion are down from 80% eight years ago. 

About 5% of Americans identify with a non-Christian religion, while 20% have no formal religious identification, which is up five percentage points since 2008.

The Pew Research Center calls this the "Rise of the Nones"
These results are based on interviews conducted each year since 2008 as part of Gallup Daily tracking. The general trends in the data over this eight-year period are clear: As the percentage of Americans identifying with a Christian religion has decreased, the percentage with no formal religious identification has increased. 

The small percentage of Americans who identify with a non-Christian religion has been essentially constant over this time period.

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