Hey check this out.
This has some statistics about how popular or unpopular religion has become in America between 1990 and 2008.
(You’ve gotta see the picture! “A priest, a minister, a rabbi, a generic Christian, a Muslim, and a mainline Christian walk into a bar…”)
When looking at the graphs, remember that the first two bars in each graph represents the percentage of population that considers themselves to be in that category; the second two bars indicates the actual population in millions. Since population is always rising, the first two bars probably tell the story better than the second two.
Most religions have become less popular between ’90 and ’08. Only the Muslims picked up a little, and they only went from 0.3% of the population to 0.6%.
It’s the “no religion” category that really picked up steam. In 1990, 8.2% of the respondents indentified as non-religious; in 2008 that had climbed up to 15%.
Alright! Now, see, there is some good news in the world.