Is Christianity in America dying? That’s a question that has emerged in recent years amid numerous polls showing decreased proportions of Americans who say they’re affiliated with the faith.
In addition to notable decreases in self-described affiliation (down from 78 percent in 2007 to 71 percent in 2014), there are a plethora of concerning trends surrounding Bible reading, church attendance and other familiar markers of the Christian faith.
During the latest episode of “Pure Talk,” a faith-based talk show from Pure Flix and Faithwire, Roxanne Stone, editor-in-chief of polling firm Barna Group, broke down what’s really going on with Christianity in America.
“We’ve really been tracking this for over thirty years, so we can decidedly say, yes, there has been a decline over the past thirty years, particularly starting in the last fifteen years,” Stone said. “We see a decrease in Bible reading and Bible mindedness, we see a decrease especially in church attendance, and we do see a decrease in affiliation.”
Watch her full comments below:
During the previous week’s episode of “Pure Talk,” we covered what might be the world’s first-ever Christian soap opera. Find out more about that here.