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Watching Religion Die
SEPTEMBER 14, 2020
The number of Americans who say their
religion is "none" began to explode in
the 1990s rising to one-tenth of the
population, then climbing relentlessly
to one-fourth. Among those under thirty,
"nones" now are forty percent.
American church membership fell twenty
percent in the past two decades, according
to Gallup research. Southern Baptists
dropped two million members since 2005.
Tall-steeple Protestant "mainline"
denominations have suffered worst. United
Methodists fell from 11 million in 1969 to
below 7 million today while Americas
population almost doubled. Evangelical
Lutherans dropped from 5.3 million in 1987
to 3.4 million now. The Presbyterian Church
USA had 3.2 million in 1982 but now is around
1.3 million. The Episcopal Church went from
3.4 million in the 1960s to 1.7 million now.
These highbrow mainline faiths with seminary-
educated ministers once drew public respect.
But religion is shifting to lowbrow, emotional
worship that is less admirable. One-fourth of
the worlds Christians now "speak in tongues,"
researchers say. Christianity is moving from
advanced, prosperous, northern nations to the
less-developed tropics. Its going from
respected to pathetic.
Retreat of churchgoing in America may undercut
the Republican Party, which depends on white
evangelicals as the heart of its base. In
contrast, godless Americans tend to be
compassionate progressives who have become the
largest faith segment in the Democratic Party.
The loss of religion may shift national political
values to the left.