The alarming decline in marriage and family rates among Americans aged 25 to 49 has been linked to a decrease in Christianity. From a robust 67% in the 1970s, the percentage of young adult to middle-aged Americans who are married with children has plunged to a mere 37% in 2023. Experts believe that this dramatic shift in family structure is intimately tied to a dwindling adherence to Christianity. A study by Communio reinforces this connection, revealing that a substantial 80% of churchgoers come from stable, married families and those with a close bond to their father are more likely to retain their faith.
Is the decline in marriage and family rates related to a decrease in Christianity?