MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, host of All In, recently did a segment discussing the decline of Christianity in America, and the fact that even in decline, Christianity dominates American culture.
Something I learned today from the big new Pew report on religion that I should have known before is that the United States is home to more Christians than any nation on earth. We are a Christian nation. Even as the report shows a very significant decline in the percentage of Americans who call themselves Christians, down to 70%, the lowest level ever recorded. At the same time the number of people unaffiliated, atheist, secular or agnostic is shooting up sharply. In the absolute sense, America is dominated by Christians, but In the sense of trends, well, it looks like Christianity is on the decline in the U.S., particularly something called the religious middle.