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Fewer People filling up Pews

Samantha says she stopped going to church when she got to college Samantha says she stopped going to church when she got to college

By: Rebecca Ryan

A recent polls suggests 30% of Americans are either changing their religion or abandoning it all together. 

USC student Samantha Moorehead says she was brought up Presbyterian but now that she's gotten to college, she isn't stinking to it.

"It changed because it's not like my parents are telling me to go to church.  College is the point it either becomes really real or it fades away," she said.

This move from religion isn't limited to college students.  Brian Guy says growing up he went to church with his family but that's change now that he is an adult.

"I didn't enjoy it.  It wasn't fun," he said.

Zach Dorsche, Associate priest of St. Thomas Moore Catholic Center, says he sees this trend but is trying to be creative about getting people more involved.

He says it's about more than getting people to church.   His church plans dinners and service projects to attract students.

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