Church membership tied for all-time low
Most Americans feel that the influence of religion is waning in the US, according to a recent poll.
The Gallup organization found that seven in ten Americans think religion is losing influence, one of the highest responses in the 53-year history of the poll.
The survey found that only 25 percent of Americans believe that religion is gaining influence, while an additional two percent see it as unchanged.
The findings represent a major swing from the first part of the decade. Following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, only four in ten found religion was losing influence and 55 percent said it was gaining influence.