Not so fast, Newsweek.

By now, many people have probably read Newsweek’s article on the decline of “Christian America.” John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge of The Economist assert something different:

Look closer and the new poll numbers are not quite as simple as headlines suggest. For one thing, they show that America remains remarkably religious by the standards of other advanced countries — with three-quarters of the country still firmly Christian. And a significant number of Americans are becoming more godly, not less so: The increase in the number of atheists is going hand in hand with ever more conservative Christians and Pentecostals.

They also point out that, in a recent Pew Survey, one-fifth of people describing themselves as atheists also believe in God.

Check out the link for the worthwhile read.


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