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Five links to help understand America’s changing religious landscape

Christianity in the U.S. is on the decline, the Pew Research Center reports. But some say the devil is in the details.

At first blush, the news for Christianity in America is not good.

The Christian share of the U.S. population is declining, while the number of U.S. adults who do not identify with any organized religion is growing, according to an extensive new survey by the Pew Research Center.

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But some say the devil is in the details.  Here are five links — from a variety of perspectives — to help understand America’s changing religious landscape:

1. From Ed Stetzer, president of Lifeway Research:

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2. From Terry Mattingly, editor of GetReligion.org:

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3. From Sarah Pulliam Bailey, religion writer for the Washington Post:

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4. From Jonathan Merritt, columnist for Religion News Service:

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5. From The Christian Chronicle’s April front page:

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Your turn: What’s your reaction to the Pew survey findings? How should Christians respond? Be sure to include your home congregation, city and state in case we decide to quote you.

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