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41% of Americans are White Christians (down from 81% in 1976)
« on: August 26, 2019, 10:34:07 AM »
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  •  41% of Americans are white Christians (down from 81% in 1976)
    Posted: 26 Aug 2019 04:02 AM PDT


    DAILYKENN.com -- An elderly Christian man rejoiced that American Christians no longer need to go to the "uttermost parts of the earth" to reach lost souls. "God is bringing the mission field to us," he explained.


    Granted, the "mission field" is invading the USA in unprecedented numbers. A question arises: Who is converting whom?

    It appears American Christians are doing a less-than-stellar job in converting the invading hordes. The opposite seems to be the case: The non-Christian hordes view the USA as their mission field. We are their converts; not vice versa.

    What are the ramifications of this massive cultural shift?

    Evangelicals have long been at the vanguard of the conservative movement. They constituted the Republican base and were largely responsible for the presidential election of Ronald Reagan in 1980; compliments of Jerry Falwell's now-defunct Moral Majority.

    That base has practically been slashed in half in less than fifty years. What's more, our nation is cursed with a record number of Muslims in the legislative branch. They were elected with the help of the Islamic immigration invasion.

    If there were a Satan, surely he would hate America and other Western nations whose missionary zeal has affected the "uttermost parts of the earth."  He would attempt to thwart their efforts by destroying them, and convincing them that their resistance constitutes racism, intolerance, and xenophobia.

    When you see Muslims at the shopping mall, on the street, at Walmart, etc., do you see a mission field or do you see members of Satan's invasion force? Could it be that evangelicals are in denial? That they have been duped by the Prince of Darkness? They they, themselves, are being used as Satan's pawns?  

    I wonder why the elderly Christian man didn't presume that the invasion of Western nations is a Satanic attack on Christianity?

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        White Christians now account for fewer than half of the public. Today, only 43% of Americans identify as white and Christian, and only 30% as white and Protestant. In 1976, roughly eight in ten (81%) Americans identified as white and identified with a Christian denomination, and a majority (55%) were white Protestants.

        White evangelical Protestants are in decline—along with white mainline Protestants and white Catholics. White evangelical Protestants were once thought to be bucking a longer trend, but over the past decade their numbers have dropped substantially. Fewer than one in five (17%) Americans are white evangelical Protestant, but they accounted for nearly one-quarter (23%) in 2006. Over the same period, white Catholics dropped five percentage points from 16% to 11%, as have white mainline Protestants, from 18% to 13%.

        Non-Christian religious groups are growing, but they still represent less than one in ten Americans combined. Jewish Americans constitute 2% of the public while Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindus each constitute only 1% of the public. All other non-Christian religions constitute an additional 1%.

        America’s youngest religious groups are all non-Christian. Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists are all far younger than white Christian groups. At least one-third of Muslims (42%), Hindus (36%), and Buddhists (35%) are under the age of 30. Roughly one-third (34%) of religiously unaffiliated Americans are also under 30. In contrast, white Christian groups are aging. Slightly more than one in ten white Catholics (11%), white evangelical Protestants (11%), and white mainline Protestants (14%) are under 30. Approximately six in ten white evangelical Protestants (62%), white Catholics (62%), and white mainline Protestants (59%) are at least 50 years old.

        The Catholic Church is experiencing an ethnic transformation. Twenty-five years ago, nearly nine in ten (87%) Catholics were white, non-Hispanic, compared to 55% today. Fewer than four in ten (36%) Catholics under the age of 30 are white, non-Hispanic; 52% are Hispanic.

        Atheists and agnostics account for a minority of all religiously unaffiliated. Most are secular. Atheists and agnostics account for only about one-quarter (27%) of all religiously unaffiliated Americans. Nearly six in ten (58%) religiously unaffiliated Americans identify as secular, someone who is not religious; 16% of religiously unaffiliated Americans nonetheless report that they identify as a “religious person.”

        There are 20 states in which no religious group comprises a greater share of residents than the religiously unaffiliated. These states tend to be more concentrated in the Western U.S., although they include a couple of New England states, as well. More than four in ten (41%) residents of Vermont and approximately one-third of Americans in Oregon (36%), Washington (35%), Hawaii (34%), Colorado (33%), and New Hampshire (33%) are religiously unaffiliated.

        No state is less religiously diverse than Mississippi. The state is heavily Protestant and dominated by a single denomination: Baptist. Six in ten (60%) Protestants in Mississippi are Baptist. No state has a greater degree of religious diversity than New York.

        The cultural center of the Catholic Church is shifting south. The Northeast is no longer the epicenter of American Catholicism—although at 41% Catholic, Rhode Island remains the most Catholic state in the country. Immigration from predominantly Catholic countries in Latin America means new Catholic populations are settling in the Southwest. In 1972, roughly seven in ten Catholics lived in either the Northeast (41%) or the Midwest (28%). Only about one-third of Catholics lived in the South (13%) or West (18%). Today, a majority of Catholics now reside in the South (29%) or West (25%). Currently, only about one-quarter (26%) of the U.S. Catholic population lives in the Northeast, and 20% live in the Midwest.

        Jews, Hindus, and Unitarian-Universalists stand out as the most educated groups in the American religious landscape. More than one-third of Jews (34%), Hindus (38%), and Unitarian-Universalists (43%) hold post-graduate degrees. Notably, Muslims are significantly more likely than white evangelical Protestants to have at least a four-year college degree (33% vs. 25%, respectively).

        Asian or Pacific-Islander Americans have a significantly different religious profile than other racial or ethnic groups. There are as many Asian or Pacific-Islander Americans affiliated with non-Christian religions as with Christian religious groups. And one-third (34%) are religiously unaffiliated.

        Nearly half of LGBT Americans are religiously unaffiliated. Nearly half (46%) of Americans who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) are religiously unaffiliated. This is roughly twice the number of Americans overall (24%) who are religiously unaffiliated.

        White Christians have become a minority in the Democratic Party. Fewer than one in three (29%) Democrats today are white Christian, compared to half (50%) one decade earlier. Only 14% of young Democrats (age 18 to 29) identify as white Christian. Forty percent identify as religiously unaffiliated.

        White evangelical Protestants remain the dominant religious force in the GOP. More than one-third (35%) of all Republicans identify as white evangelical Protestant, a proportion that has remained roughly stable over the past decade. Roughly three-quarters (73%) of Republicans belong to a white Christian religious group.


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    Re: 41% of Americans are White Christians (down from 81% in 1976)
    « Reply #1 on: August 26, 2019, 10:40:40 AM »
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  • Odds are the vast majority of those "Christians" never go to Mass(or "church"), use contraception, etc. 


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    Re: 41% of Americans are White Christians (down from 81% in 1976)
    « Reply #2 on: August 26, 2019, 07:47:00 PM »
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  • Odds are the vast majority of those "Christians" never go to Mass(or "church"), use contraception, etc.
    Thanks to the Liberal and Jewish news-media and the very liberal Bishops.   The false propaganda that
    deliberately lied about the population explosion in the 1970's   and encouraged mainly Whites couples either
    have few children and no children, the the church fell for it. The pre-cana that prepared young couples
    for marriage encouraged them to have fewer children even if they have to use birth control.
    I remember when I attended a college in 1970 and in a classroom looking at a map of the U.S. Many states
    still forbid artificial birth control, and abortion. 

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    Re: 41% of Americans are White Christians (down from 81% in 1976)
    « Reply #3 on: August 26, 2019, 10:07:25 PM »
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  • I’m not all surprised that New York is the most religiously diverse state.  It would be interesting to recalculate after removing the New York City metro area from the equation, that is, the five boroughs of New York plus Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, and Westchester counties.  

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    Re: 41% of Americans are White Christians (down from 81% in 1976)
    « Reply #4 on: August 27, 2019, 02:10:04 AM »
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  • The doom of America was written into the blueprints.

    And, honestly, why should this Protestant, Freemasonic experiment continue on unimpeded?  It was doomed to failure from the start.  

    I just wish there was Catholic power here.  There's not.
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    Re: 41% of Americans are White Christians (down from 81% in 1976)
    « Reply #5 on: August 27, 2019, 08:24:19 PM »
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  • Sort of on the same page as my last post in this thread, one recent complaint I heard today is that Millenials are not patriotic.

    Why WOULD Millenials be patriotic? What has this country done for them?

    Worse, what kind of mess were they left with?  Their future is one in which they must sweep up party favors from previous generations.


    This mess is not something that perpetuates itself.  Ruin is in our forecast.  
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