Pew stated: "More than eight-in-ten members of the Silent Generation (those born between 1928 and 1945) describe themselves as Christians (84%), as do three-quarters of Baby Boomers (76%). In stark contrast, only half of Millennials (49%) describe themselves as Christians; four-in-ten are religious 'nones,' and one-in-ten Millennials identify with non-Christian faiths."
Some scholars, like Byron Johnson of Baylor, object that some Americans described as "nones" actually attend non-denominational churches, but are misclassified as if they are unbelievers.
In 1798, Timothy Dwight, the president of Yale, warned, "Where there is no religion, there is no morality. … With the loss of religion…the security of life, liberty and property are buried in ruins."
The scary thing about Christianity losing influence in society is what it means to morality in America – and thus to freedom. As William Penn once noted, "If we will not be governed by God, we must be governed by tyrants."
Yet our cultural elites do so much to banish any vestiges of religion in the public square.