Study: Church Losing the Younger Generation

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The younger generation is increasingly moving away from conventional religion, according to a Pew Research Center report.

The survey revealed that nearly 20 percent of Americans consider themselves religiously unaffiliated, up from slightly over 15 percent just five years ago. Of that 20 percent, 30 percent are under the age of 30, while 9 percent are 65 or older.

Still, the report found that many consider themselves spiritual in some way.

Sixty-eight percent of the unaffiliated say they believe in God, while 37 percent of respondents say they're spiritual but not religious and 21 percent say they pray daily.

Only 6 percent consider themselves atheist or agnostic.

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