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An initial report on the findings from the 2014 study, released in May 2015, described the changing size and demographic characteristics of the nation’s major religious groups. adults who say they believe in God, while still remarkably high by comparison with other advanced industrial countries, has declined modestly, from approximately 92% to 89%, since Pew Research Center conducted its first Landscape Study in 2007.This report focuses on Americans’ religious beliefs and practices and assesses how they have changed in recent years. The share of Americans who say they are “absolutely certain” God exists has dropped more sharply, from 71% in 2007 to 63% in 2014.Findings are discussed in relation to previous research and psychological theory. In recent years, the historical western hegemony of religion as the dominant worldview has changed, with many high-income countries in particular noting a reduced influence of organized religion and a growing trend towards secularization ().According to the basic tenets of secularization theory, religious influence will fade with the advance of modernity.That is, the development of scientific knowledge, economic growth, urbanization, and higher levels of education tend to undermine the role of religion and religious practice in people’s lives ().Moreover, and as evidenced by the works of Dawkins, Harris, Hitchens and Dennett, a more active form of atheism has emerged within the religious debate.Our site has 1000's of members that just can't wait to talk to somebody exactly like you!
Furthermore, and with the exception of atheists from highly secular societies (). Search through the profiles below and you may just find your ideal match.Start a conversation and arrange to go out later tonight.This “new atheism”, as it has been called, is keen to engage in rebutting religious arguments, often pointing at the dangers of religion, and considers God and the supernatural as legitimate areas of scientific enquiry ().But what phenomenon is behind the rise of non-religion, at an individual and psychological level?
adults finds that the percentages who say they believe in God, pray daily and regularly go to church or other religious services all have declined modestly in recent years. The recent decrease in religious beliefs and behaviors is largely attributable to the “nones” – the growing minority of Americans, particularly in the Millennial generation, who say they do not belong to any organized faith. Indeed, by some conventional measures, religiously affiliated Americans are, on average, even more devout than they were a few years ago.