Keeping the faith while organized religion declines

EDITORIAL

For the first time in the 80 years Gallup has tracked the number of those who attend houses of worship in the U.S., fewer than half of Americans (47%) said they belong to a church, synagogue or mosque—a 20-point drop since 2000.
We’re guessing that many people stopped attending services in the past 19 months due to the pandemic, though that’s just one factor attributing to the decline in attendance. The ongoing partisan division in America may have contributed to the trend as religious and polit...

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