Many In U.S. Drop Their Childhood Religion

Publication: CBS News

Author: CBS News

02/25/2008 - The U.S. religious marketplace is extremely volatile, with nearly half of American adults leaving the faith tradition of their upbringing to either switch allegiances or abandon religious affiliation altogether, a new survey finds.

The study released Monday by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life is unusual for its sheer scope, relying on interviews with more than 35,000 adults to document a diverse and dynamic U.S. religious population.

The unprecedented survey of religion answers many concerns about a secular, morally void America.

Read the full article Many In U.S. Drop Their Childhood Religion and listen to a report by CBS News correspondent Wyatt Andrews on the CBS News Web site.

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