25 Percent Of Americans Who Don't Attend Church Don't Believe In God

According to the Barna Group's 2015 study on atheism in the U.S., 25 percent of Americans who don't go to church are atheists or agnostics. The study conveys that the main reasons people do not believe in God is because of distrust in churches, rejection of the Bible and a "cultural reinforcement of a secular world view."

The Barna Group questioned 23,000 churched and unchurched (those who have not attended church services in the past six months) Americans. A majority of the unchurched identified themselves as non-practicing Christians. The study also found that 34 percent of all agnostics or atheists were younger than 30, with half of them having a college degree. David Kinnaman, president of Barna Group, said:

The data show that some cities—and younger generations—are more gospel-resistant than others. It is increasingly common among Millennials to dismiss religion, God, churches, authority and tradition. For years, some observers have claimed colleges and universities are a breeding ground for anti-God sentiment. The data does lend support to the notion that college campuses are comfortable places for young people to abandon god and assume control of their own lives.

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