20210331T0930-CHURCH-MEMBERSHIP-DECLINE-1245044.JPG

A woman reads the Bible before Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington March 11, 2021, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Results of a Gallup poll released March 29 show that just 47% of U.S. adults belonged to a church, synagogue or mosque in 2020. This is the first time the percentage has dropped below 50% in Gallup's eight decades of doing this particular poll. (CNS/Tyler Orsburn)