Spirituality Up, Religion Down in America
Copyright 2005 D. Patrick Miller
It may come as a shock to many Americans to learn that the number of Christians in our country is steadily declining -- and that evangelical Christians in particular represent only 7% of the populace, with no increase in their numbers over the last decade. Meanwhile, a full third of American adults now say they are 'spiritual but not religious.' What does that mean exactly? And why aren't these numbers making news?