Around the world, people are beginning to turn their backs on religion
A new study has revealed that with each passing generation, Americans too are steadily becoming less religious. The number of people in the US who claim religious affiliations or attend Church has dropped. And, the belief in God is dropping as well. The study published in the American Journal of Sociology examined US data from the General Social Survey, which is conducted every two years.
Comparisons with data from Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand revealed an overall drop in religious belief over time. In one example, the team found that 41 percent of people aged 70 and older reported they attend church services at least once a month. For people just under that age bracket, 60 and younger, only 18 percent attend church at this frequency. And, just 45 percent of people ages 18-30 reported they have 'no doubt God exists,' compared with 68 percent of those 65 and older who said the same. The researchers say the data remains consistent over time, reflecting the trend seen elsewhere in the world.