Preparing for a Post-Christian Culture (Part 4)

A question arises: why has the culture changed to a post-Christian one?  Some stats from the Pew Forum polls over the years may shed some light on the issue.

According to the Pew Forum poll in 2014, Christians make up 70% of Americans.  That is down from 88% in 1972.  Of the 70% who call themselves Christian, 25-35% attend church weekly.  That has been consistent over the last 50 years.

The Nones (people who may be atheists, agnostics, or hold no religious affiliation) comprise 23% of the American population.  That is up from 7% in 1972.  The Nones are heavily represented in elite culture such as education, mass media, and entertainment.  They are growing in number and in influence.  And law follows culture.   As the religious character of society changes, so do assumptions of religious freedom.  More on that in the next blog.

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