The latest report from Pew Research, released Oct. 17, shows a dramatic decline in American religious habits over the course of a decade.
Highlights from the report are available in this article from Religion News Service:
To put it most graphically, 84% of the Silent Generation (born between 1928 and 1945) identify as Christian, compared with 49% of the millennial generation (born between 1981 and 1996).
“The rate at which Christians are declining is very striking,” said Greg Smith, associate director of research at Pew. “And the share of Americans who have no religion is growing very rapidly, which is just as striking.”