Christians Are Declining
According to the Pew Research Center, Christians are declining, both as a share of the U.S. population and in total number. Between 2007 and 2014, the Christian share of the population fell from 78.4% to 70.6%. In 2007, 78.4% identified with Christian groups –Protestants, Catholics, Mormons and others. The decline in today’s numbers is driven by declines among mainline Protestants and Catholics (Pew Research.org). However, the unaffiliated experienced the most growth, with an increase also in the number of Americans who belong to non-Christian faiths.