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By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow, March 10, 2020

The condition of America’s spirituality has changed drastically over the past several decades, with surveys taking place since before the turn of the millennium indicating a fading faith – interspersed with some rays of hope.

After gathering survey data for trends over the last several decades across the United States, Barna Group conducted nearly 100,000 of its own surveys over more than 20 years. Barna found that today, a much smaller proportion of Americans are “practicing” Christians – those who identify as believers, have attended church at least once in the past month, and who strongly agree their faith is a very strong component of their daily lives.

“In 2000, 45% of all those sampled qualified as practicing Christians, [and] that share has consistently declined over the last 19 years,” the latest Barna report revealed. “Now, just one in four Americans (25%) is a practicing Christian. In essence, the share of practicing Christians has nearly dropped in half since 2000.”  ….

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