Current Trends In US Church Growth

Source: Pew Research – (Editor’s Note: This article is the perfect reason why US Christians need to be reaching out to the multitudes of immigrants coming to our shores with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.) If recent trends of US Christians switching religions continues, Christians could comprise less than half the US population within a few decades.

Since the 1990s, large numbers of Americans have left Christianity to join the growing ranks of U.S. adults who describe their religious identity as atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular.” This accelerating trend is reshaping the U.S. religious landscape, leading many people to wonder what the future of religion in America might look like.

What if Christians keep leaving religion at the same rate observed in recent years? What if the pace of religious switching continues to accelerate? What if switching were to stop, but other demographic trends – such as migration, births and deaths – were to continue at current rates? To help answer such questions, Pew Research Center has modeled several hypothetical scenarios describing how the U.S. religious landscape might change over the next half century. To read this article in it’s entirety, please click here: