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While America remains a very religious country, the decades of the 21st century have seen a changing mix, particularly with the "rise of the nones" (those who claim no religious affiliation, which has been most evident among younger age cohorts). Religion in America traces significant changes, some going back to the end of World War II in 1945, much to the early 1970s, using data from public opinion polls and research by Gallup, Pew, Barna and others. The report is updated throughout the year.

Latest updates:

  • Added new Digging Deeper pages with additional details and demographics on key topics (June 2021)
  • Updated "Confidence in Religion and Other American Institutions" section (July 2021)
  • Updated "Digging Deeper" Confidence in Institutions Overview (July 2021), added a second part with trendline charts of responses for each institution (August 2021)

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While America remains a very religious country, the decades of the 21st century have seen a changing mix, particularly with the "rise of the nones" (those who claim no religious affiliation, which has been most evident among younger age cohorts). Religion in America traces significant changes, some going back to the end of World War II in 1945, much to the early 1970s, using data from public opinion polls and research by Gallup, Pew, Barna and others. The report is updated throughout the year.

Latest updates:

  • Added new Digging Deeper pages with additional details and demographics on key topics (June 2021)
  • Updated "Confidence in Religion and Other American Institutions" section (July 2021)
  • Updated "Digging Deeper" Confidence in Institutions Overview (July 2021), added a second part with trendline charts of responses for each institution (August 2021)

Go to the Report

On the InfoMatters blog…




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While America remains a very religious country, the decades of the 21st century have seen a changing mix, particularly with the "rise of the nones" (those who claim no religious affiliation, which has been most evident among younger age cohorts). Religion in America traces significant changes, some going back to the end of World War II in 1945, much to the early 1970s, using data from public opinion polls and research by Gallup, Pew, Barna and others. The report is updated throughout the year.

Latest updates:

  • Added new Digging Deeper pages with additional details and demographics on key topics (June 2021)
  • Updated "Confidence in Religion and Other American Institutions" section (July 2021)
  • Updated "Digging Deeper" Confidence in Institutions Overview (July 2021), added a second part with trendline charts of responses for each institution (August 2021)

Go to the Report


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There are two things in ordinary conversation which ordinary people dislike - information and wit.

Stephen Leacock

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