Church Goers Are Now in the Minority in the US For the First Time in History | 22 Words

For the first time in recorded history, churchgoers are now the minority here in the U.S.

And it seems there are some specific reasons why...

People aren't shocked at all...

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Some past churchgoers have even shared their own thoughts as to why there's been a drop in attendance.

Now, for some people, their religion is their way of life.

Religion is often considered a rule book to life, with people living their lives and choosing their actions in accordance to the rules of their faith.

Various religions dictate many people's lives...


We all know the sort.

But it has certainly been known to cause conflict in the past.


God has been used to justify almost every form of conflict, from burning heretics and stoning adulterers to crucifying Jesus himself.

Things can get heated when it comes to religion.


Though we humans will fight over literally anything, religion has always been one of the top-tier arguments.

People have been known to clash over the somewhat outdated values various religions bring with them.

Even if you do believe in a God of some sort, you have to admit that, because these scriptures were written thousands of years ago, some of their values are a little questionable.

And now, it seems that people are waking up to realize just that...


For the first time in recorded history, church goers are the minority here in the U.S.

According to a poll by Gallup, just 47% of people said they belong to a house of worship, down from 50% in 2018 and 70% in 1999.

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They have been gathering data for more than 8 decades, and never have so few memberships been recorded.

People have been sharing their own thoughts as to why...

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Records began in 1937 when church membership in the US was around 73%. It later fell to 70% but remained that way for sixty years.

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Gallup quizzes Americans twice a year on their religious beliefs, as well as their church-going habits.

​The results suggest there has been an increase in Americans who have no particular religious beliefs... 

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According to Gallup, the number of Americans with no religion has grown to 21% over the last 3 years.

The reduction in church memberships isn't just down to an increase in atheists...


As people who do consider themselves religious have been absent from church too.

73% of religious Americans were church members between 1998 and 2000...


However over the last 3 years, that number has dropped to 60%.

One key factor appears to be age.

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Before 1946, 66% of Americans belonged to a church, mosque, or synagogue, while just 58% of baby boomers and 50% of Generation X are members.

And it seems that sermons are the main reason the 47% still attend church.


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