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The Atlantic Daily: The Decline of Christianity in the U.S.

A new Pew study shows the waning of religious affiliation in America, how a fake wedding led to real arrests in Flint, Michigan, and more.
Source: Mark Blinch / Reuters

What’s Happening: How Christian Identity in America Is Changing

More and more Americans are spending their Sundays outside of church. A new report by the Pew Research Center in the number of Americans who identify as Christian, with just 71 percent of people in the United States saying they are affiliated with

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