U.S. still a Christian country


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.

  • Holly

    Go Catholics! Keep making those babies. 🙂

  • thomas mccoy

    This explains why the clergy in the Catholic church are so supportive of immigration. They would be in serious decline without Latin American immigrants who tend to be uncritical of the church. It’s a wonder there are any Catholics left after the widespread child abuse scandals and the way the church officials protected the clergy and let the church members fend for themselves.