Under President Obama, a surprising new religious trend was seen.

In his eight years as President, more individuals claimed to be atheist rather than prescribing to a religious doctrine.

A recent Pew Research Center report contains information about how the country changed under Obama, including religious trends.

The Daily Caller reported:

“When it comes to the nation’s religious identity, the biggest trend during Obama’s presidency is the rise of those who claim no religion at all. Those who self-identify as atheists or agnostics, as well as those who say their religion is ‘nothing in particular,’ now make up nearly a quarter of the U.S. adult population, up from 16% in 2007,” the Pew report states, noting that Christians make up 71 percent of the population — down from 78 percent at the beginning of the Obama era.”

As noted, the number of people who prescribed to Christianity dropped significantly as well.

The Daily Caller reported:

“Due largely to the growth of those who don’t identify with any religion, the shares of Americans who say they believe in God, consider religion to be very important in their lives, say they pray daily and say they attend religious services at least monthly have all ticked downward in recent years,” the report goes on to note.”

The cause of the new religious trend is cited to be related to the fact the Obama administration tended to promote legislation that attacked religious beliefs.

For example, Obamacare and its contraceptive mandate proved to be an issue with a group of nuns, who eventually sued the government and brought the case to the Supreme Court.

The Daily Caller reported:

“The Obama administration consistently took actions that conservatives said demonstrated hostility towards religious believers. The administration was sued repeatedly over Obamacare’s contraception mandate, including by a group of nuns, the Little Sisters of the Poor.”

Furthermore, the Obama administration promoted a stance against religious beliefs, and organizations such as Black Lives Matter became a power that oppressed religious beliefs as well.

The Daily Caller reported:

“Martin Castro, who has served as chair of the US Civil Rights Commission since Obama appointed him to the position in 2011, said last September that “religious freedom” and “religious liberty” are “code words for discrimination, intolerance, racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, Christian supremacy or any form of intolerance.”

During Obama’s eight years as President, one fact is certain – religious oppression certainly became an unfortunate new trend.

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