The U.S. is still a mostly Christian country.
The U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, released today, however, shows Protestants may soon be in the minority, according to the L.A. Times.
Barely 51% of Americans are Protestants, and among people between the ages of 18 and 29, just 43% identify with this branch of Christianity, according to the study by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.
All the particulars are here.
In Minnesota (see chart), the percentage of evangelical Protestants is below the national average. The number of Catholics is above the national average.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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