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The Protestant Decline

The Protestant Decline

For what may be the first time in centuries, Protestants no longer make up the majority of Americans. Those claiming to be Protestants have slid to 48% in the United States, down from 52% in 2007. 22% of Americans claim Roman Catholicism, just edging out the “nones,” a category that has been surging in recent years. 20% of Americans, primarily the under-30 set, claim no religious affiliation. The study pointed out that “none” needn’t necessarily mean “atheist” as much as it implies a dissatisfaction with mainline denominations. Either way, it’s a major religious, cultural and even political shift in a country for which religious freedom is a benchmark …

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