Survey: Millions of Americans Have Abandoned Religion in Last 2 Years

According to the 2014 General Social Survey, which was released last week, 7.5 million Americans have abandoned their religion since 2012. The findings also reveal that nearly a quarter of Americans classify as “nones”—those who claim no religion at all. As RNS notes, “If this growth continues, in a few years, the largest ‘religion’ in the U.S. may be no religion at all.” The study also found that the number of people in the U.S. who do not attend church, 35 percent, is at an all-time high. Considering that church attendance and religion in general are on the decline, the survey’s other finding may be somewhat surprising: Just 17 percent say they never pray (though that number too, is a new record high) …

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