However, among Jewish Americans, there are considerable differences in educational background by denomination. No religious group has older members than white evangelical Protestants and white Catholics. Among Protestants, there are substantial variations by denominational family.
Data from a variety of national surveys, including the long-running General Social Survey and Gallup polls, confirm that Protestants have been declining as a share of the U. Between andthe overall size of the U. Black Americans are also predominantly Christian. There is wide variation in the political ideology of nonwhite Christian groups.
Atheists, Agnostics, Seculars, and the Religiously Unattached There are notable differences among the unaffiliated in terms of their religious identity. The pattern of partisan attachment is also lopsided in favor of Democratic identity among non-Christian religious groups.
Indeed, the unaffiliated are now second in size only to evangelical Protestants among major religious groups in the U. Even a very small margin of error, when applied to the hundreds of millions of people living in the United States, can yield a wide range of estimates for the size of particular faiths.
Previously released population estimates based on those surveys indicated that 0. In addition, people in older generations are increasingly disavowing association with organized religion. Home Ownership Patterns of homeownership vary considerably among religious groups.
White Christians, which once dominated the religious landscape as recently as a decade ago, now account for fewer than half of the public. It also does not include those who may have been in a religiously mixed marriage at the time they got married if one or both spouses later switched religions and now share the same faith.
Each of those large religious traditions has shrunk by approximately three percentage points since White Christians have become a minority in the Democratic Party.
Conversely, the most religiously diverse states are primarily located in the Northeastern U. The evangelical Protestant tradition is the only major Christian group in the survey that has gained more members than it has lost through religious switching.
The new study is designed to serve three main purposes: However, levels of educational attainment vary considerably by ethnicity. This decline is larger than the combined margins of sampling error in the twin surveys conducted seven years apart. White Christians stand out in that they do not have young children living at home.
Nevertheless, the results of the second Religious Landscape Study indicate that Christians probably have lost ground, not only in their relative share of the U. Hindus and Jews continue to be the most highly educated religious traditions.
In addition, people in older generations are increasingly disavowing association with organized religion. The generational gap is slightly smaller among white mainline Protestants: About a third of older Millennials adults currently in their late 20s and early 30s now say they have no religion, up nine percentage points among this cohort sincewhen the same group was between ages 18 and Only four percent of Unitarian-Universalists report having no health insurance at all.
Explore data on religious groups in the U. About a third of older Millennials adults currently in their late 20s and early 30s now say they have no religion, up nine percentage points among this cohort sincewhen the same group was between ages 18 and However, previous research has suggested questions that frame Jewish identity in explicitly religious terms may undercount the total Jewish population because they miss those with a cultural or familial affinity.
Other findings from the Religious Landscape Study will be released later this year. However, due to recent patterns of immigration from predominantly Catholic countries in Latin America, particularly Mexico, the Catholic population is experiencing growth across the Southwest.
Findings based on the full sample have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 0. Political Ideology White evangelical Protestants and Mormons are the most conservative religious groups in the country. Four decades earlier, the median age of these white Christian groups was much lower.
For more details on the exact questions used to measure religious identity, see the survey topline. Roughly one-in-five are evangelical Protestants.
Among Jewish Americans, partisan attachments vary considerably by denominational affiliation. The Final Report of the Commission on Religious Education, Religion and Worldviews: the way forward.
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ROME — The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom issued its annual report on Wednesday, and said the persecution of religious believers is getting worse across the world.
In particular, the commission said that six new counties be designated as being “countries of particular concern” by the U.S. State Department: Central African Republic, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Syria. But the report also shows that the number of Christians in what many consider the religion’s heartland, the continent of Europe, is in decline.
Christians had the most births and deaths of any religious group in recent years, according to our demographic models. Religion is rapidly becoming less important than it’s ever been, even to people who live in countries where faith has affected everything from rulers to borders to architecture.
The report covers government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. The U.S. Department of State submits the reports in accordance with.
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