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Study Shows US Changes Religion

Who Believes What? How Religions Stack Up Nationwide

Over 40 percent of US adults have changed their religion since childhood. A major study just released by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life surveyed 35,000 people in five languages creating the most extensive collage of faith in the US to date.


The group with the biggest number of new members? "Unaffiliated." That's not to say people are turning secular in record numbers, just that they experience faith in an unlabeled, uncategorized way. The faith with the biggest loss of members is Catholicism. Interestingly, Mormonism and Judaism have an equal number of followers at approximately 1.7 percent of the population.

Time magazine put the data in a gorgeous group of pie charts (oh come on, pie charts rock.) To see the masterpiece, read more.



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