10 Facts About Religion in the US

  • Posted on: 1 September 2015
  • By: Max Scott
  1. Protestants no longer make up a majority of U.S. adults.
  2. Religious switching is a common occurrence in the U.S.
  3. Seventh-day Adventists, Muslims and Jehovah’s Witnesses are among the most racially and ethnically diverse U.S. religious groups.
  4. U.S. Catholics’ views of climate change mirrored those of Americans overall – including major partisan divisions.
  5. In a typical week, about one-in-five Americans share their faith online.
  6. Americans have continued to become more supportive of same-sex marriage.
  7. Americans are divided on the question of whether wedding-related businesses should be allowed to refuse service to same-sex couples.
  8. On another hotly debated social issue – abortion – Americans’ views in the last two decades have largely held steady.
  9. Frequency of religious service attendance remains a strong predictor of how people will vote in elections.
  10. While 23% of U.S. adults are religiously unaffiliated, only one member of Congress (Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz.), or 0.2% of that body, claims no religious affiliation.

The full article can be read at http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/08/27/10-facts-about-religion-... .