The sluggish economy has put the brakes on population growth in the United States, according to recent government reports.
Since 2009, the U.S. population increased by only 0.7 percent a year, the lowest increase since the Great Depression.
The drop is due to fewer births and decreased immigration. People are also delaying having children because of the poor economy.
“It’s an indicator of an unhealthy economy,” said Carl Haub, demographer for the Population Reference Bureau. “People are obviously still delaying births, and immigration has continued to drop because job opportunities are not there.”
CBN News Reporter Lee Webb recently spoke with Susan Yoshihara, who helps lead a pro-life watchdog group at the United Nations, about population decline and its affect on countries worldwide.
Yoshihara is vice president of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, also known as C-FAM.
Click play for her comments.
*Originally aired on March 16, 2012.
To contact us or to submit an article, click here.
Get Charisma's best content delivered right to your inbox! Never miss a big news story again. Click here to subscribe to the Charisma News newsletter.
Five ways to deepen your relationship with God, increase your faith and save money!
- Deepen Your Relationship with God with a FREE eCourse: Click Here to view all of our free e-Courses. Favorite topics include Fear, Forgiveness, Holy Spirit, Supernatural, and How to Hear God.
- Super Discounts and Close-Out Specials: Click Here to view all our bundles and close-out specials and save up to 86%! Prayer, Holy Spirit, Anointing, the Supernatural and more.
- God Wants to Anoint Women Now: Rise up and enter the anointing of Deborah, Anna, Esther, Ruth and Hannah. You were called to go higher. Click Here to learn more.
- Change Your Atmosphere and Circumstances Through Prayer! John Eckhardt's prayer bundle gives you six powerful books to help you pray and change any situation. Click Here.
- HUGE Bible Sale!: Click Here to save up to 50% off a great selection of Bibles. Plus, get a free gift with each order!
Attention Pastors and Leaders: Leadership training and development are crucial for success. Enroll in a FREE 1-hour leadership mini-course by Dr. Mark Rutland. View Details