More Americans Don’t Attend Church

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  • New research suggests that more Americans are choosing not to affiliate with any religious group.

    In a tracking poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, 19 percent of Americans did not classify themselves as a part of a religious sect.

    Previously, Barry Kosmin found that 6 percent of poll respondents identified themselves as religiously unaffiliated in 1990.

    "Young people are resistant to the authority of institutional religion, older people are turned off by the politicization of religion, and people are simply less into theology than ever before," Kosmin said.

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