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More Americans say they have no religion

Posted by Business in Ghana on March 30, 2009

Study finds percentage of Christians in the nation has declined.  The Associated Press. A wide-ranging study on American religious life found that the Roman Catholic population has been shifting out of the Northeast to the Southwest, the percentage of Christians in the nation has declined and more people say they have no religion at all. Fifteen percent of respondents said they had no religion, an increase from 14.2 percent in 2001 and 8.2 percent in 1990, according to the American Religious Identification Survey.  Northern New England surpassed the Pacific Northwest as the least religious region, with Vermont reporting the highest share of those claiming no religion, at 34 percent. Still, the study found that the numbers of Americans with no religion rose in every state.

“No other religious bloc has kept such a pace in every state,” the study’s authors said.

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One Response to “More Americans say they have no religion”

  1. Not sure were one gets the percentages from, The only down fall I can speak of that I see with Christian American religious is that during the years only have reached out to children, and those over the age of fifty whom are more settled. Others between these ages had been left out of active work in the church while most were building their carriers or still enjoying nightclub entertainment. I think this left concern in which denomination to claim membership one choice of fellowship with others. Also in the black community, American Christians lack knowledge of how to em- brass issues such as Aids not understanding all whom have the virus are not gay, and told in Africa their also is lack of knowledge too. As in Africa we do not claim witchcraft and etc: excuses for bad behavior which Africa has mark allot of children that have been thrown out of homes, villages, tribes into the streets. And because of culture and traditions religion being used to justify the abuse is wrong. The religious community should all meet together no matter culture and traditions, tribes, denomination and hope in the development. Africa,s future is their children and care for women,the elder should be upgraded. {Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm46:10} Sincerely, Dalla

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