WHY YOUNG PEOPLE STOP GOING TO CHURCH
God, but the people ruined the experience for me..."
A new Pew report confirms what many churchgoers already know: church attendance is on the decline.
The report, released earlier this summer, shows that only 30% of Americans had attended a religious service – church, mosque, synagogue, or temple – in the past seven days. Those numbers were down from 34% pre-COVID, and about 10% down from 40%, which had been the standard from about 1970 through 2012.
In 2021, for the first time in American history, fewer than half of Americans – 47% – were members of a church, mosque, or synagogue.
The fact is that young Americans are simply less religious than the generations before. A 2022 survey reported that 29% of Millennials and 34% of Gen-Z identify as religiously unaffiliated. Compare that to a scant 18% of Baby Boomers identifying as the same, and it’s clear that faith is simply less important in the lives of young people compared to generations past.
Indeed, it’s America’s fastest growing faith: No Religion at All.
So what happened? Why are young people in America dropping church like a bad habit?
A viral X (formerly Twitter) thread may have some answers as to why younger generations are saying no thank you to going to church. In a thread with 20 million views, and thousands of comments, one user asked, “What made you stop going to church...Read More