Are we, the American public, becoming less religious? It seems so.
In a recent Pew Research Center study, millennials (born from 1980 to 1999) are increasingly pulling away from religion. Only 4 in 10 millennials say religion is important in their lives, and only 27% of millennials attend religious services on a weekly basis. Only half of millennials believe in God with an absolute certainty
A growing number of Americans are now religiously unaffiliated, including atheists and agnostics, or what people are now calling the “nones” (the nothing-in-particular), which now accounts for 23% of the population, up from 16% in 2007.
Now, not all “nones” are non-believers. In fact, many say they believe in God, they may just not be religiously observant.
Below is a chart illustrating the decline of religion in the United States: