The number of Christian voters is on the decline in the U.S., according to a recently released study from the Pew Research Center.
Pew drew its conclusions from a survey of more than 360,000 registered voters surveyed over a 25-year period, including more than 12,000 voters questioned in 2018 and 2019, according to The Christian Post.
This has been a growing trend in recent years. In fact, in 2018, following the midterm elections, Pew found that election cycle marked the first time in more than 10 years that Protestants and other Christians represented less than half of all participating voters.
The latest data found 64% of all registered voters surveyed last year self-identified as Christian — down from 79% of registered voters surveyed in 2008. Additionally, 73% of Democrats identified as Christian in 2008. By 2019, only 52% of Democratic voters said the same thing.
Republican voters who identify as Christian also dipped: it decreased from 87% in 2008 to 78% in 2019.
“What’s going down is faith among the American people,” said Galen Carey, vice president of government relations for the National Association of Evangelicals. “The number of Americans of faith is declining. The concern to us is not how many Christians are registered voters, but how many voters are Christian.”
Pew’s research also found only around one-third of Americans believe God’s hand is in presidential elections. The research firm revealed 27% of adult respondents believe Trump’s election in 2016 was reflective of God’s will and is part of His overall plan for creation.
All of this comes as President Donald Trump appears poised to lose his re-election bid to Democratic challenger Joe Biden. Some, however, are insisting they are still confident it’s God’s will for the president to win a second term in the White House.
CBN’s own Pat Robertson has also predicted a Trump win.
“I want to say — without question — Trump is going to win the election, Robertson said recently.
While the race remains mired in controversy, it appears Biden is on the cusp of clenching the necessary 270 electoral votes to win the high office. The Trump campaign is vowing to continue fighting, claiming to have evidence of voter fraud and tampering.