In 2020, 47% of U.S. adults belonged to a church, synagogue or mosque Down more than 20 points from turn of the century Change primarily due to rise in Americans with no religious preference WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans' membership in houses of worship continued to decline last year, dropping below 50% for the first time in Gallup's eight-decade trend. In 2020, 47% of Americans said they belonged to a church, synagogue or mosque, down from 50% in 2018 and 70% in 1999. [Gallup] Many have attributed the fall of religious preference in the United States due to the aversion of younger generations brought by negative messages from the church. As evangelicals take over the platform it seems to have an inverse correlation to membership. Should the church try and modernize or ride out — what some of the exiled members see to be hypocritical stances — to it’s possible extension?