Nationwide Study on Faith & Relationships

Christian decline over the last 40 years in the United States has prompted numerous explanations advanced by experts, pastors, church leaders, and those in the media, most of which are either wrong or, at best, incomplete.

This gap in understanding increasingly leads pastors, church leaders, synods, and evangelists to chase phantoms of their imaginations about why some people no longer attend church.

The Communio Nationwide Study on Faith and Relationships reveals that the collapse in marriage and the resulting decline in resident fatherhood may offer the best explanation for the decline of Christianity in the United States. These conclusions are drawn from the results of a nationwide survey of 19,000 Sunday church attendees conducted during worship in 112 evangelical, Protestant, and Catholic congregations in 13 different states.

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