There is an economic crisis in America, but it is not our biggest crisis.
The Associated Press today released some numbers from americanreligionsurvey-aris.org
a national survey on religion in America.
Here are some of the numbers.
- 15% of the respondents said they have no religion. An increase from 14.2% in 2001, and 8.2% in 1990.
- Northern New England Surpassed the Pacific Northwest as the least religious Region.
- 34% of Vermont reported that they have no religion
- The numbers of Americans with no religion rose in every state
- Mainline Protestants dropped from just over 17% to 12.9% of the population
- 30% of married couples did not have a religious wedding ceremony
- 27% said they did not want a religious funeral
- 12% of Americans believe in a higher power but not the personal God at the core of monotheistic faiths.
- 1.2% said they were part of new religious movements, including Scientology, Wicca, and Santeria
- Evangelical or born-again Americans make up 34% of all American adults and 45% of all Christians and Catholics.
- Muslim Americans grew to 0.6%
Our biggest crisis in America today is a spiritual crisis. Christians have no where to look but into the mirror when looking at these statistics. If we were at lest discipling our own children these numbers would be increasing for Christ.
Until we take seriously the commandments of God, the economic crisis doesn’t really matter.