Report: Number of Christians in United States declining

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The number of people who identify themselves as Christians has fallen to 70.6 percent, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center.

While that’s down from 78.4 percent in 2007, the United States is still home to more Christians than other other country.

The number of people who identify as Catholic or Protestant has dropped, but the number of unaffiliated Christians has increased. Concurrently, the number of people who say they are atheist, agnostic or nothing in particular has increased from 16.1 percent in 2007 to 22.8 percent in 2014.

“While the drop in Christian affiliation is particularly pronounced among young adults, it is occurring among Americans of all ages,” the report found. “The same trends are seen among whites, blacks and Latinos; among both college graduates and adults with only a high school education; and among women as well as men.”

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