Gregory A. Smith is associate director of research at Pew Research Center. He helps to coordinate the center’s domestic polling on religion. Smith also writes reports and provides information to news media and others about religion and public opinion, religion and American politics, and the political views of Catholics. Smith holds a doctorate in government from the University of Virginia, where he was a fellow at the Center on Religion and Democracy.
The U.S. public is becoming less religious, but religiously affiliated Americans are as observant as before. More and more Americans are not affiliating with a religion, but the “Nones” face a birth dearth in coming decades. Religious switching among Americans is up, but what is happening among those born into evangelical families?
In this one-hour webinar, Greg Smith, associate director of research at Pew Research Center, addressed broad trends within American religions, including growth of the Nones, religious switching, birth rates among different religions, and more — all with a particular focus on how evangelicalism is doing in the United States.