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Rise of the Non-Religious in the U.S. Debated

25 Apr. 2013 Posted by Denis Greene in Quick Stats

Church Development looks at the various definitions of irreligion in America.

Last year, we covered that Protestants lost the religious majority in the U.S. and how people view the church today. Recently, the Barna Group—a polling firm that covers statistical changes in religion—covered the rise of the nones (those claiming no religious affiliation) in the U.S.

While the Barna Group has received its share of criticisms over the years, Patheos released this graphic on how you can define post-Christian 15 different ways, which can widely swing the results from 4% to 89%:

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Denis Greene is the Founder and President of Church Development.  He is the author of The Stewardship SystemStewardship-Based Capital Campaigns, and How To Ask For Donations as well as numerous articles on stewardship. Denis has helped over 200 churches across the USA raise more than $200,000,000.

A complete list of Church Development’s services (including capital campaign management and consultation, feasibility studies, and year-round stewardship ministry programming) is available here.