Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Decline in U.S. Church-Building Reflects Changed Tastes And Times

By Ben Leubsdorf
Gawker.com Asks is "America Is Too Smart to Build Any More Churches?"
Americans aren’t building churches like they used to anymore. Construction of religious buildings in the U.S. has fallen to the lowest level at any time since private records began in 1967. Religious groups will build an estimated 10.3 million square feet this year, down 6% from 2013 and 80% since construction peaked in 2002, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. [links]