Monday, February 25, 2008

On Religious Affiliation: 28% have left the religion of their birth

From David on Correlating: A Personal (And Very Unofficial) Blog About The Baha'i Faith and the Social Sciences, evidence of religious ferment. -gw

The Switching Hour
Today's New York Times reports on a
Pew Forum survey of religious affiliation among Americans. We've known for a while that American's are switching religions and faith traditions at high rates, but these are the best numbers we've had for a while, and I think find even more fluidity and movement than people previously thought. Briefly, Pew finds that 28% of Americans have left their religion of birth for another religion or no religion (this second category is not atheists, but unaffiliateds, which is more in the 'spiritual but not religious' vein).

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