Thursday, July 20, 2017

Most US Protestants Don't Adopt Denomination; New Poll Shows Formal Structure Not Important

A new survey shows that there are now more Protestants in the U.S. who do not identify with a particular denomination than those who do, the Christian Post website reports today (July 20, 2017).

Gallup research reveals that the number of Christians who said they belonged to a specific denomination has dropped from 50 percent in the year 2000 to 30 percent in 2016.

The poll was done by telephone in the months of May and December 2016, polling a combined total of 2,053 American adults living in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The survey concludes that trends in religious identity indicate that "while many Americans remain religious in a broad sense, a formal structure in which to do so has become less important."

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