by Aaron Earls, LifeWay, 1/23/19.
As Americans grow accustomed to turning to Google for help, God no longer seems as relevant.
For the first time since Gallup began asking in 1957, less than half of Americans(46 percent) say religion can answer all or most of today’s problems. A growing number—up to 39 percent—see religion as largely old-fashioned and out of date.
Unsurprisingly, the more one attends church, the more likely they are to believe religion does have the answers.
Eight in 10 weekly church attenders (81 percent) say religion can answer today’s problems. More than half of nearly weekly and monthly attendees (58 percent) agree.
But 27 percent of those who attend less often see religion as having the answers, while 58 percent say it is old-fashioned and out of date.
Fewer than 1 in 10 religiously unaffiliated Americans (9 percent) believe religion has answers for today. Seventy-three percent see it as largely out of date.
“The public is now more closely divided than ever before in its views of religion as the answer to what ails society,” said Gallup’s report.
Read more at … https://factsandtrends.net/2019/01/10/losing-our-religion-less-than-half-of-americans-say-religion-can-answer-todays-problems/