The United States is slowly but surely becoming less religious. There’s lots of reasons for this and lots of people more qualified than me to analyze them but as a millennial who is of the age who is expected to return to church but is not, I am not terribly surprised to see any of that. In a wholly random day where I was poking at the wayback machine, I decided to compare some pages across the years on wikipedia about Religion in the United States and I compared the sidebar charts:
|Shift in American religion, 2014-2019|
This change is coming at a feverish pace and is explained in great depth in the Pew Religion Survey from 2019. I am heartened to see this considering how the election of Trump and the proliferation of conspiracy theories and deep division in the United States. I would not go so far as to blame religion for our ills but its clear to me that a certain vision of the United States as Christian nation is out of sync with reality.