Religion Is Becoming Less Popular In America, Poll Finds

( A new survey just released by Pew Research Center revealed how Americans are becoming less and less religion. The study showed that 29% of Americans responded with “none” when asked what religious they identify with.

In 2007, only 16% of Americans said that they identified with no religion.

Taken between May 29 and August 25, the poll questioned some 3,937 Americans and had a margin of error of 2.1%. It shows a significant uptick in the number of people abandoning religion in their lives.

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Speaking to The Associated Press, Santa Barbara University professor Elizabeth Drescher said that those who didn’t identify with any religion came from both coastal and urban areas traditionally, but recent diversification across age, race, and socioeconomic background means that it is more common than ever.

Drescher said that if the non-religious people of America were classified as a religion, they would be the largest religious group in the country.

The study also found that the decline within Christianity in particular was mostly seen within the Protestant community, with 40% of American adults now considered a protestant – a group that typically contains non-denominational Christians and non-Catholics.

The Catholic share of the American population stayed relatively steady, at 21% of American adults.

You can see the full results of the poll here.v