Here's a key fact about American religion-the middle is shrinking.— Ryan Burge 📊 (@ryanburge) October 14, 2019
Everyone knows about the rise of the "nones," but at the same time born-agains have grown. 55.7% of Americans were neither none or born-again in 1988. Today, it's just 35.5%.
People feel forced to pick a side. pic.twitter.com/PHf9hsD1uK
19.9% of young people are evangelical, compared to 22.9% of those over 65.— Ryan Burge 📊 (@ryanburge) August 17, 2019
4.5% of those under 35 are mainline Prot. vs. 20.6% of those 65+.
21% of young people are Catholic. Compared to 24.3% of those 65+.
33.8% of those under are nones, compared to 11.5% of those over 65. pic.twitter.com/rhj4czo3s9
Despite the rise in the religiously unaffiliated, Americans view of the Bible has stayed pretty steady for the last 35 years. Nearly 8 in 10 Americans believe that the Bible is at least inspired by God, while 3 in 10 think it's God's literal word. pic.twitter.com/zDyQlGKv7G— Ryan Burge 📊 (@ryanburge) October 15, 2019