Is America Straying from Religion?

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A new study suggests that although America was founded on Christian principles, the nation is starting to stray from those ideals.

Duke University professor Mark Chaves says his research proves that America's religious beliefs are weakening as a whole..

In his book Congregations in America, Chaves says his extensive study reveals a decline in religious practices and church attendance.

The book includes numerous research projects on faith and religion.

One report shows the number of people answering "none" for their religious preference has risen from 3 percent in 1957 to 14 percent in 2000.

The study also revealed the number of people attending weekly services dropped from 40 percent in the 1960s to 25 percent in the 1990s.

CBN Chaplain Joel Palser commented on Chaves' research and gave his insight on what the church can do to turn more people to Christ.  Click play to watch.

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