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Thursday, March 16 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Is Christianity on the decline? Pew Research Center takes a look at the numbers

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Last year, Pew Research Center released projections for the religious makeup of the United States. If recent trends in religious switching continue, Christians could make up less than half of the U.S. population within a few decades. But demography is not destiny when human choices are involved. Alan Cooperman, director of religion research at Pew Research Center, will discuss several scenarios, some of which are unrealistic but illuminating. For example, what would happen if there were no more religious switching? What would happen if religious groups had identical birth rates? What if there were a complete halt to immigration?

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Alan Cooperman

Alan Cooperman is director of religion research at Pew Research Center. He is an expert on religion’s role in U.S. politics and has reported on religion in Russia, the Middle East and Europe. He plays a central role in planning the project’s research agenda and writing its reports... Read More →


Thursday March 16, 2023 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Bethesdan B&C