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The number of Americans with no religious affiliation continues to rise. Fewer young people are going to church. And the effects of recession have placed greater burdens on religious institutions in a time of shrinking resources.

 

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Role Of Denominations Evolves As Independent Churches Multiply Insights into religion News Lilly foundation

The Association of Religion Data Archives helps congregations and denominations understand America’s religious marketplace.

Denominational Decline Related To Birthrates, Societal Changes Lilly Foundation Insights Into Religion News Hartford Seminary

Sociologists have tried to explain the decline of mainline denominations in a variety of ways. The truth is a little more complicated, says one prominent sociologist who has studied the data.

The number of Americans with no religious affiliation continues to rise. Fewer young people are going to church. And the effects of recession have placed greater burdens on religious institutions in a time of shrinking resources.

Latest Census Of U.S. Congregations Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights Into Religion News U.S. Map of Religion

A decennial research project released May 1, 2012 shows Mormons, Muslims and nondenominational Christians are on the rise; however, it also indicates that less than 50 percent of Americans are claimed by a congregation.

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