(RightIsRight.co) – As any Christian churchgoer will attest, these days the pews are less populated on Sunday mornings than they were even a few years ago.
And, according to the highly regarded Pew Research Center, in the not-too-distant future, Christians could be in the minority if current trends in the United States of America continue.
As The Washington Times recounts in a new piece headlined “Christians could be U.S. minority by 2070, Pew Research study finds“:
“Christians could become a minority in the U.S. by 2070, when most Americans would likely not have a religious affiliation, according to a Pew Research Center study.
“If current ‘religious switching’ trends continue, as many as 52% of Americans will likely be non-religious and 35% will likely be Christian in 48 years, the Pew Research group said Tuesday.
“Researchers described religious switching as changing one’s identity from one faith to another or none, and stressed that their findings represent ‘only possibilities’ for religious change in America, not ‘predictions of what will happen.'” [emphasis added]
Where do things stand today?
“According to Pew, 64% of Americans identified themselves as Christian in 2020 and 30% as “nones,” people who are religiously unaffiliated. The remaining 6% identified as Jewish, Muslim, Hindu or Buddhist.” [emphasis added]
Still, events may change what happens.
“‘Of course, it is possible that events outside the study’s model — such as war, economic depression, climate crisis, changing immigration patterns or religious innovations — could reverse current religious switching trends, leading to a revival of Christianity in the United States,’ the report states.” [emphasis added]
What is your opinion? Are you concerned that the day could come when a Christian majority does not populate the United States? Why or why not? Please share your thoughts by emailing [email protected]. Thank you.
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— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) September 13, 2022