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Christian Interests => Organized Religion and Religious Movements Discussions => Topic started by: Seriousseeker on Wed Dec 12, 2012 - 13:12:23

Title: USA Christian Poll
Post by: Seriousseeker on Wed Dec 12, 2012 - 13:12:23
A question about Christianity in the USA prompted a review.  A look at the Pew Forum Report showed their last study May - Aug. 2007 from a sampling of 35,000 adults to show a general picture.  Wikipedia is similar in overall numbers, but Pew breaks it down in percentages.  Presented here without comment:

Pew Study

CHRISTIAN (professing)-------------------78.4
- Protestant..............................51.3
   > evangelical.........................26.3
   > mainline..............................18.1
   > main black........................... 6.9

- Catholic...................................2 3.9
- Mormon................................... 1.7
- J.W......................................... . 0.7
- Orthodox................................. 0.6
- Other....................................... 0.3

OTHER BELIEFS----------------------------- 5.5
UNAFFILIATED & NOTHING---------------16.1
Title: Re: USA Christian Poll
Post by: Adamski on Wed Jan 16, 2013 - 16:54:01
First lds and jw's may call them self "christain". But they deny the trinity and lds are polythesist


Second there are a lot of baptized people who my later reconcile that are not included in the numbers so these numbers my be low
Title: Re: USA Christian Poll
Post by: fcadcock on Wed Jan 16, 2013 - 17:08:09
I doubt those numbers are very low.  Having grown up in the bible belt, I've seen many "cultural Christians" who make me think those numbers are really, really high.

78.4% of our nation CALL themselves Christian.  But how many of those have put money, celebrity, politics, family, lust, or self before God in their lives?  How many actually make it to church on Sunday morning (or any other time), or pray?  How many are actually travelling down the narrow path that Jesus speaks of?

It's one thing to call ourselves Christian.  It's another to actually BE one.