Skip to comments.Gallup: Majority of Americans Are Not Protestants
Posted on 02/20/2018 6:36:41 PM PST by marshmallow
(CNSNews.com) - The majority of Americans in 2017 did not identify themselves as Protestants, according to Gallup surveys conducted during the year, and the differing religious denominations tended to be concentrated in certain geographical areas.
About half of Americans (48 percent) identify as Protestants or other Christians who are not Catholic or Mormon, said Gallup in its analysis of its polling.
The numbers from the Gallup survey align with numbers derived from a Pew Research Center survey published in 2015. That survey indicated that from 2007 to 2014, Protestants had dropped from 51.3 percent of the population to 46.5 percent. At the same time, according to that Pew survey, Catholics dropped from 23.9 percent of the population to 20.8 percent.
In Alabama, according to the newly released Gallup data for 2017, 77 percent said they were Protestant, making Alabama the most Protestant state in the country.
--In Rhode Island, 44 percent said they are Catholic, making Rhode Island the most Catholic state in the country.
--In Hawaii and Alaska, 33 percent said they had no religion, making them the most non-religious states.
--In New York, 8 percent said they were Jewish, making New York the most Jewish state.
--In Utah, 55 percent said they were Mormons, making Utah the most Mormon state.
Gallup derived these numbers from surveys it conducted throughout 2017 in which it interviewed 130,959 respondents in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The survey showed that certain religious denominations tend to be concentrated in certain geographical regions.
Americans continue to be geographically segregated by religion, said Gallup in its analysis. Protestants dominate in the South, while Catholics are most common in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, with some representation in the Midwest.
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Title is a bit misleading.
What are they?
“Title is a bit misleading.”
Yup. And it plays around with words and figures. Just brought this link up earlier today in another thread.
Not surprising since Jesus said “few would find” the path that leads to life.
I’m Christian...period. Do not need or want any other name.
Uh, wasn't Rhode Island originally founded as a Catholic sanctuary in the mostly Protestant colonies?
Typical result of importing 40 million legal and illegal third world troglodytes. How many Hindus are now living in the USA? How many Buddhists? How many Islamist?
This is a result of Fat Ted Kennedy’s 1965 immigration agenda to replace the US population with non-white democrats.
I’m in the same group you claim, but that’s still Protestant. If someone asks, I say non-denominational, but it’s still not Catholic or Mormon, or Hindu or Muslim.
Interesting......but can we trust Gallup?
Slanted report — no Catholics mentioned in it.
The real title is, “Overwhelming Majority of Americans Identify as Christian.”
No, Maryland was the sanctuary state for Catholics.
Rhode Island was founded by Roger Williams and was a haven for English Dissenters. Maryland became a refuge for Catholics.
“wasn’t Rhode Island originally founded as a Catholic sanctuary”
Maybe you’re thinking of Maryland. (”MARY-land.) Rhode Island wasn’t Catholic. My ancestor, Roger Williams, started the first Baptist church in America in Rhode Island. It ended up being mostly Baptist and Congregational, I think.
Whoops, my bad, you are both correct.
I am with you. Denominations aren’t in the Bible. They were created by men.
The Catholic Church was founded by Christ on the Apostles, the first Bishops. Are you saying that you don’t believe in Jesus Christ, fully human and fully God?
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