U.S. Church Membership Dips Below 50% For First Time

by | Mar 31, 2021 | American Church, Christian Church, Christian Growth, Christianity, Church Leadership, Culture & Morality | 0 comments

The number of Americans who belong to a house of worship has dropped below 50 percent for the first time since polling began, according to a recent study from Gallup.

“Americans’ membership in houses of worship continued to decline last year, dropping below 50% for the first time in Gallup’s eight-decade trend,” the polling group discovered. “In 2020, 47% of Americans said they belonged to a church, synagogue or mosque, down from 50% in 2018 and 70% in 1999.”


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