(New York) Nearly one-third of Americans say they will not have a religion by 2021, according to Pew Institute Research, a growing trend over the years that reflects strong secularization in the United States, where Christianity still dominates, according to the Pew Institute Research.
In a country that is known to be very religious, 29% of adults consider themselves “atheists, agnostics or non-believers”, the first time in 2007 that 16% had assessed the trend.
Christians make up the majority, but in 2007 it was only 63% against 78%. Of those, the decline was strong from 2007 to 52% to 40% against 21% of those who professed to be Protestants. Catholics proclaimed. (24% in 2007). 6% of American adults identify with other religions, including Islam (1%), Judaism (1%), Buddhism (1%) and Hinduism (1%).
“Clear secularization of American society in 21E The century has not shown any signs of slowing down, ”said Pew Research, whose study did not compare to other countries. Another example is that now, 45% of American adults say they pray every day, compared to 58% in 2007.
Among Protestants, evangelicals make up the majority, with 60% defining themselves by the term or “born again.” In a previous study, Pew pointed out that 84% of white evangelical Christians voted for Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.
Data for 2021 came from the Pew Research Benchmark US Public Opinion Poll (NPORS).