Not only is The End Near for the planet, if we are to believe the Global Warming crowd, but The End is apparently Near for religion too. The prophesies of the decline of evangelicals are particularly ubiquitous. But here is Bradley Wright, of the University of Connecticut on the real numbers involved:
"As you can see, the percentage of Evangelicals in the country has increased since 1970, the percentage Mainline Protestants has dropped considerable, and the percentage Catholics has remained about the same.
"Now, there are a lot of things would could say (and have been said) about these data, but at just a glance, it's pretty clear that there's no evidence of the percentage of Evangelicals dropping precipitously--and the data go right up to 2008."
Read more here.
HT: Beau Weston at The Gruntled Center.