A new study says prayer and belief in God reached an all-time low in America in 2014. “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,” says San Diego State University professor Jean M. Twenge, who led the research study.

Twenge and teammates Ryan Sherman of Florida Atlantic University and Julie J. Exline and Joshua B. Grubbs of Case Western Reserve University examined nearly 60,000 participants, including the much-discussed millennial generation.

The religion-related fall-off among Americans ages 18-29 was especially stark, which is “further evidence that millennials are the least religious generation in memory and possibly in American history,” Twenge said. Her findings follow the same path as previously published studies, which declare “millennials are slowly taking America to hell.” READ MORE