Americans who say that are "absolutely certain" that God exists2007 = 71% 2014 = 63%
Americans who say they are "religiously affiliated"2007 = 83% 2014 = 77%
Americans who consider religion is "very important"2007 = 56% 2014 = 53%
I just thought it was interesting to see. It does not necessarily indicate a linear decline. There could have been good years and bad years, but the overall trend is dropping. You have to believe for those that derive all of their income from religious claims, "donations", free slave sales labor, have to be planning accordingly. All are dropping.
It's hard to believe that any religious group is claiming year-over-year great growth for decades. Constant needs for building and expansion does not make sense.
Why do people donate money and volunteer to create real estate properties wholly owned for the mother ship?