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Pew Foundation Stats There for Reflection Feb 25 08

The New York Times has published a story on shifting religious affiliation. It is an important look at movements in our culture.

Those who claim to be unaffiliated have experienced the greatest growth (7.3 to 16.1%). This means that many are leaving the realm of religious attachment altogether.

The New York Times has published a story on shifting religious affiliation. It is an important look at movements in our culture.

Those who claim to be unaffiliated have experienced the greatest growth (7.3 to 16.1%). This means that many are leaving the realm of religious attachment altogether.

44% have switched affliliation since childhood. Protestants make up 51.3% of the current affiliation. The other big growth category is nondenominational connections (from 1.5 to 4.5%). Catholics experienced the biggest drop (31.4 to 23.9%). Baptists had the second largest loss (20.9 to 17.2%). A slim majority of Protestants are evangelical.

To check out the story, see:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/25/us/25cnd-religion.html?hp

and the follow up report on CNN:

http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/wayoflife/02/25/religion.survey.ap/index.html