Saturday, December 26, 2009

Importance of Religion Declining in U.S.

According to a recent Gallup poll, the number of Americans reporting that religion is "out of date," that they have no religious preference, or that religion is not very important in their lives has recently increased. The number identifying themselves as Christian has dropped to 78%.

According to The Raw Story,

Over the last nine years, the number with no religious preference has grown from a level of around 8% to 13%. The number for whom religion is not very important has climbed from just over 10% to 19%. And the number who believe religion is out of date and has no answers for today's problems has jumped from slightly more than 20% to 29%.
Now that's what I call progress! Sure, we still have a very long way to go, but it is nice to see some movement in a positive direction.