The Decline of Religious Identity in the United States
Publication Date: January 2004
Publisher(s): Institute for Jewish and Community Research
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Academic Research; Religion; Future; Identity Formation
Coverage: United States
This report demonstrates that the number of Americans who do not identify with a particular religion is growing. Non-identification is associated with several factors including age, being raised in multiple religious traditions, gender, and geography. The authors find that one-quarter of non-identifiers plan to identify with a religion in the future.