Religion is on the decline worldwide, with the Catholic church experiencing major drops in the wake of the sex scandals that have rocked the church around the world. In addition, godlessness is on the rise—even here in the Christianity-soaked U.S.
Current data shows that the number of people worldwide who call themselves religious is now 59 percent, while 13 percent self-identify as atheist.
However, according to trending data, religiosity has fallen by 9 points globally since 2005 and the number of people who identify as atheist rose from 4 percent to 7 percent.
The number of people in the U.S. who self-identify as religious dropped 13 points to 60 percent. In addition, 5 percent of Americans declared themselves atheists, an increase of 4 points since 2005.
Me likee. The trends, not the numbers. Obviously.
[h/t Don Ardell]