Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Western Europe’s Christians Are As Religious As America’s ‘Nones’

However, Pew researchers find Christianity across 15 countries is “not just a ‘nominal’ identity devoid of practical importance.”

Religiously unaffiliated Americans are, unsurprisingly, less likely than their Christian countrymen to attend church regularly or say religion is important in their lives. However, on several common measures, “nones” in the United States exhibit nearly equal levels of spirituality as self-identifying Christians in Western Europe.

A new study by the Pew Research Center, surveying more than 24,000 individuals across 15 countries in Western Europe on their religious beliefs and practices, reveal striking disconnects between Western Christians across the Atlantic.

Equally striking is how similarly religious nones in the United States and Christians in Western Europe match up.... Read More

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