In 2020, the number of Americans belonging to any church, mosque, or synagogue became a minority for the first time since the persecution began current Gallup poll. As recently as 20 years ago, 70 percent of Americans belonged to one of these places of worship. Today it is 43 percent. While this does not mean that the majority of Americans are religious, the number of non-religiously affiliated Americans has also increased and is now equal to the number of Protestant or Catholic Americans.
On this episode of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, Galen Druke and Perry Bacon Jr. speak to the political scientist and pastor. Ryan Burgeabout how these trends shape our society and politics.
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