Declining Belief

From Vocative c/o BlazingCatFur:

Since 1980, the number of Americans who believe in God has decreased by half and the number who pray has declined five-fold. Has America lost its faith? ... "Most previous studies concluded that fewer Americans were publicly affiliating with a religion, but that Americans were just as religious in private ways. That's no longer the case, especially in the last few years."

[Several long paragraphs of my thoughts about this excised because tl;dr attention spans. Maybe I'll put it on my website or something later.]