The State of Religion Today
How the separation of church and state, science, the organization of modern society, and the “futuristic” outlook of people today have led to the de-religionization of Americans.
“No doubt there has been downward trend in religious following in the United States; in the last ten years alone the estimated percentage of the adult population that identifies themselves as any one of major religions has dropped by the following percents: Catholicism has dropped 6.3 %, Baptism 6.5 %, Methodism .2 %, Lutheranism 1.3 %, and Presbyterianism .3%. The only major United States religions that have not suffered a loss in affiliation are Judaism and Latter-day Saints (Mormonism).These figures do not only indicate changes in faith in the last ten years, but are representative of a continuos cycle of disbelief. ”