Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Survey: Protestants are no longer majority in U.S.

Survey: Protestants are no longer majority in U.S.

"Washington (CNN) – Following a string of recent developments that suggest waning Protestant power – like the first Supreme Court with no Protestant justices, and a Protestant-free Republican presidential ticket – a new Pew survey finds that Protestants are no longer the majority in the United States.
The Protestant population has declined from 53% of the U.S. population in 2007 to 48% this year, according to the survey by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, released Tuesday. The results mark the first time since Pew has been tracking the country's religious demographics that the share of Protestant Christians in the United States has dipped significantly below 50%.
The largest decline among Protestant subgroups tracked by Pew was among white mainline Protestants, whose proportion of the population dropped 3 percentage points, from 18% to 15%. At the release of the Pew survey, John Green, a senior adviser at Pew, quoted historian Robert Wuthnow in characterizing the changes as part of a wider “restructuring of American religion.”
Survey: One in five Americans has no religion “The core of this phenomenon is many of the older distinctions that characterize American religion … are being replaced with a new kind of religion,” Green said.  The study also found that the fastest growing "religious group" in the country is people who are not affiliated with any religion."

No surprises here, most of the Protestant churches are daughters anyhow and we know have fallen away. The numbers are dropping too because more and more people are becoming atheists and others who reject God.


Anonymous said...

I actually don't trust their numbers. I don't trust anything from the secular media.

It is true by experience, you can tell that the mainline protestant denoms are losing people like water down a drain.

And yet the Bible-based churches are filling up with people, regardless of what the secular "study" says.


Because the mainline protestants are catholic-lite Bible avoiders. Whereas the Bible-based churches will always find blessings from the Lord, due to His Word being taught.

Bible Believer said...

I'll give you that, can we trust the numbers?

I do agree the mainliners are losing people, they even admit that.

How many bible-based churches are there out there? Remember I only think the very few are sticking by the bible and the truth.

Marion said...

I think the numbers are believable ONLY because the non-denominationals are scooping up those who are dis-enchanted of the mainstream denominations. And they are not serving up "meat"...only "junk food."