+/- 80% of American adults believe in God ultimately, or kinda. (source, Gallup poll, 2017). The believer numbers have been trending down since the 1960s. Concurrently, the American culture has also been on a downward slide since the 1960s. For twenty-five years, the culture has been spiraling down in a race to the bottom. Unfortunately, the base is bottomless, for the most part. As the great depression proved almost one hundred years ago, the culture can be healed after a lot of pain and suffering.
The current situation for Christianity is:
+/- 80% of American adults believe in God ultimately, or kinda. (source, Gallup poll, 2017). It decreased from 86% in 1991 to 46% in 2020.
18-21-year-old = 68%.White people =79%. People of color=88%. 50 to 64 years old =88%. 65+=87%.
Younger, Liberal Americans Least Likely to Believe in God. Only 62% of liberals believe. Democrats 72%, Independents 81%. Republicans 92%.
Major religious groups in the world:
Christianity (31.2%). Still in 1st place, kinda.
Islam (24.1%). Very disciplined.
No religion (16%). Probably higher.
Folk religions (5.7%)
Judaism (0.2%). A lot of influence for a small number of people. (99.2%) All.
Plus 7%Atheists/Agnostics.= 106.2%. 6.2 % were counted twice?
The current situation for the culture is: If you need to be told, never mind.
In America, the culture is causing Americans to lose their religion every step of the way and every move that Americans make. The indoctrination starts in the school systems, kindergarten through college. LOOK OUT, KID, THEY KEEP IT ALL HID.
The left-wing media and the liberals take it from there.
Destruction of family bonds tops the list. You don’t need them; you need us. Look out, kid, they keep it all hid.
Their rules suck; come on over to the cool side, kid.
WHAT DO THE NUMBERS LOOK LIKE?
Approximately 2.38 billion people practice some form of Christianity globally, kinda. About one-third of the world’s total population is Christian. Christianity has several denominations, but the largest is in the Catholic Church.
In 2020, 47% of Americans said they belonged to a church, down from 70% in 1999. The number of Catholics decreased by 2 million people.
Currently, there are about 2.1 billion Christians worldwide.
The culture is winning, get used to it, or fight back.
In 2020, 47% of U.S. adults belonged to a church, synagogue, or mosque
Down more than 20 points from 2020.
The decline is due to the rise in Americans with no religious preference.
The Presbyterian Church has had the sharpest decline in church membership: between 2000 and 2015, they lost over 40% of their congregation and 15.4% of their churches. Infant baptism has also decreased; nationwide, Catholic baptisms are down by nearly 34%, and Luthern baptisms by over 40%. 37% of Americans reported attending religious services weekly or near-weekly in 2013.
Pew Research Center reported that Islam is the fastest-growing religious group in the world compared to other religious groups. Iran today is witnessing the highest rate of Christianization in the world. And according to scholar Shay Khatiri of Johns Hopkins.
Respondents never attend religious servicesPercentageCountries<10%Cyprus, Greece, Poland, Bosnia-Herzegovina10–20%Croatia, Italy, Ukraine20–30%Turkey, Portugal, Russia30–40%Estonia, Germany, Sweden40–50%Israel, Spain, Netherlands50–60%Belgium, United Kingdom, France, Czech Republic>60%.
TBD: HOW DO YOU GET THE KIDS BACK TO WHERE THEY ONCE BELONGED?
Practice of parents
Practice of children
Religions are sets of ideas, beliefs, views, values, and teachings. Religion starts to die out when parents become reluctant to teach their children. Religious thought is part of human nature. Humans will never move beyond thoughts and ideas. You are born with a belief system that is hardwired into your brain. It is not a tabla rasa system; guidelines are pre-installed.
The battle between good and evil is fought on the universal killing floor, day and night, eight days a week. Good has a rules of engagement handbook. Evil fights on a no-holds-barred, win at all costs basis. Our objective is to get beyond good and evil, to only good, again.