Come Out of Her My People
The “De-Churching” of America
The number of Americans claiming no religious affiliation has quadrupled since 1990. Yet what religion had the lowest retention rate of any? Perhaps shockingly the Atheist “retention rate” was the lowest among the 20 separate categories in the study.
Still, in 2005 only 17 percent of Americans attended a religious service Sunday morning.
According to a study by Georgetown University’s Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), “those who grow up in an atheist household are least likely to maintain their beliefs about religion as adults.”
Jehovah’s Witnesses have the next lowest retention rate at 37 percent. Continue reading