Gallup: U.S. Church Membership Down over Past Two Decades

Gallup has released a new poll, and the news isn’t good for churches. Membership is down.

Jeffery M. Jones, with Gallup, writes, “U.S. church membership was 70% or higher from 1937 through 1976, falling modestly to an average of 68% in the 1970s through the 1990s. The past 20 years have seen an acceleration in the drop-off, with a 20-percentage-point decline since 1999 and more than half of that change occurring since the start of the current decade.”

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Is Gen Z "Uniquely Bad" at Dating?

Churches often stress that marriage is important and ideally the lifelong covenant union between two people who pledge to be faithful, loving, caring, and committed. But prior to the exchanging of vows, there is often an engagement phase, and a dating period before that.

Long before the wedding day, there is a first date, and hopefully a second, and so on. As Generation Z grows and matures, they are learning how to date. How are they doing?

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