In the Low Countries it looks more as if the Church is dying. The majority of main churches, the bastions of a few decades ago, are nearly empty and even have no weekly Sunday service any more.
In the United States there are still many mega-churches, but there too we can find that the main churches are loosing attending ship.
Based on telephone surveys conducted in 2018 and 2019, Pew Research Center said Thursday
that 65% of American adults now describe themselves as Christian, down
from 77% in 2009. Meanwhile, the portion that describes their religious
identity as atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular,” now stands at
26%, up from 17% in 2009.
The so called conservative Christian country sees her religious landscape changing at a rapid clip.
One-in-five adults (20%) are Catholic, down from 23% in 2009.
Self-described atheists now account for 4% of U.S. adults, up modestly
but significantly from 2% in 2009; agnostics make up 5% of U.S. adults,
up from 3% a decade ago; and 17% of Americans now describe their
religion as “nothing in particular,” up from 12% in 2009.
As in Europe we can see that members of
non-Christian religions also have grown modestly as a share of the adult
Over the last decade, the share of Americans who say they attend
religious services at least once or twice a month dropped by 7
percentage points, while the share who say they attend religious
services less often (if at all) has risen by the same degree.
> In U.S., Decline of Christianity Continues at Rapid Pace