November 17, 2022

Projected Decline in Christianity

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Religion Trends

It’s very likely you know people who have announced their decision to leave the Christian faith lately. Recent modelling from Pew Research indicates that the number of American Christians could fall by at least 10% if these trends continue.

In 2020, an estimated 64% of Americans claimed to be Christians. Depending on how the next few years go, “the projections show Christians of all ages shrinking from 64% to a shocking possible low of 35% by 2070. Over that same period, ‘nones’ would rise from the current 30% to somewhere between 34% and 52% of the U.S. population.”

US Christians projected to fall below 50% of population if recent trends continue

Why This Matters

While Christian organizations don’t ever want to waiver from sharing the truth, we must recognize that this growing trend exists and find ways to speak to the reasons people are moving away from Christianity. Learning why they’re leaving, and how we can communicate effectively to address these reasons will be key in the coming years.

These are challenging days if we study the trends, but exciting days if we embrace the privilege of helping people discover the truth about Christianity.

Next Step

To learn more about these projections, click to read the full article and consider how your organization can speak to the growing number of people who are disaffiliating with Christianity.

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