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Churches face challenges as congregations age, new generation moves away from religion
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, October 19, 2013 11:44 AM EDT
BOWLING GREEN, Ky.
Local pastors face new challenges in growing their churches during the 21st century, as a new generation increasingly moves away from conventional religious structures.
However, the report says just 6 percent of people say they're atheist or agnostic.
The growth of the religiously unaffiliated appears largely generational, as 32 percent of adults younger than 30 are religiously unaffiliated, compared to only 9 percent of those 65 and older.
For today's pastors, the challenge is how to get those young people to church.