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    Quote Originally Posted by RNG View Post
    A new survey done by the Public Relations Research Institute on the religious affiliations of Americans has been publish. This post is excerpts from an Axios story on it. Both the Axios story and the original PRRI publication are linked below.

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    https://www.axios.com/white-christia...mpaign=organic

    Lots more data here: https://www.prri.org/research/americ...-unaffiliated/
    You want to know the single most clear indicator that churches are losing their grip? the abolishment of blue laws.

    Can't keep em in the pew and not let them drink on Sundays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    Sure. If you consider playing Santa Claus and hiding Easter Eggs to render a person a "Christian".
    Is that supposed to be funny? According to Pew Research its just above 70%. Read it ,it has every denomination

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    Quote Originally Posted by StanStill View Post
    The poll isn't fake. It's just more recent and polls more people than this one. Also, Pew often doesn't include as many young adults proportional to their representation in the population.

    read it yourself

    Granted, many of the young people who seem to be skewing the results away from religous may sway back as they get older. Also, from the looks of the survey, people who consider themselves Christian but don't belong, attend, or even care about churches or attending religious services would be counted as "unaffiliated" (which isn't entirely false).
    Its been in the 70% range for quite awhile. Your poll is no where near the norm. Someone has a bone to pick and wants Christians to think people are fleeing from the religion. Not happening

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    Is that supposed to be funny? According to Pew Research its just above 70%. Read it ,it has every denomination
    That is just part of the story. Whatever methodology difference between Pew and the PRRI were, the Pew poll (2015) also noted that:

    US Christians numbers 'decline sharply', poll finds. The number of Americans who identify as Christian has fallen nearly eight percentage points in only seven years, according to a new survey. Pew Research Center found that 71% of Americans identified as Christian in 2014 - down from 78% in 2007.
    That's one percentage point per year.

    The other thing you keep ignoring to try and inflate your numbers is the poll in the OP was the number of white christians. You seem to keep missing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RNG View Post
    That is just part of the story. Whatever methodology difference between Pew and the PRRI were, the Pew poll (2015) also noted that:



    That's one percentage point per year.

    The other thing you keep ignoring to try and inflate your numbers is the poll in the OP was the number of white christians. You seem to keep missing that.
    Its sure not 48%. Even if it dropped 3 percentage points it would be 67%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    Its sure not 48%. Even if it dropped 3 percentage points it would be 67%.
    Why are you ignoring the "white christians" qualifier in the OP poll?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    Is that supposed to be funny? According to Pew Research its just above 70%. Read it ,it has every denomination
    No, it's intended to point out the fact that everyone who claims to be "Christian" doesn't necessarily practice the religion of Christianity. Most of those respondents are merely social Christians -- even among those who do regularly attend worship services. At least, that's been my experience. Few people actually take religion seriously and engage in the rigorous practice of Christianity. They merely carry on the traditions that they grew up with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    No, it's intended to point out the fact that everyone who claims to be "Christian" doesn't necessarily practice the religion of Christianity. Most of those respondents are merely social Christians -- even among those who do regularly attend worship services. At least, that's been my experience. Few people actually take religion seriously and engage in the rigorous practice of Christianity. They merely carry on the traditions that they grew up with.
    I don't think church attendance is a good indication of how well one does or does not practice their faith. And what 'rigorous practice' means is going to vary widely.

    To my Aunt it means rules. To my mother, it meant acting like Jesus. I like my Mother's way. She 'practiced' love and forgiveness and kindness and charity and selflessness. She was a wonderful human being and to me a beacon of how a Christian should be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    No, it's intended to point out the fact that everyone who claims to be "Christian" doesn't necessarily practice the religion of Christianity. Most of those respondents are merely social Christians -- even among those who do regularly attend worship services. At least, that's been my experience. Few people actually take religion seriously and engage in the rigorous practice of Christianity. They merely carry on the traditions that they grew up with.
    do you do the same thing with people that choose their gender? That's another can of worms. The poll just ask people what religion they are, its pretty straight forward. You are trying to separate those that don't go to church much. Its not based on attendance , but beliefs

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