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Self-described religious identification of Americans 1948-2019

This statistic shows the results of a survey among Americans on their religious identification from 1948 to 2019. In 2019, about 35 percent of Americans were Protestants, down from 69 percent in 1948.

What is your religious preference: Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, another religion, or no religion?

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Source

Release date

2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1948 to 2019

Number of respondents

about 1,000 each year

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Prior question wording:
2000 - 2005: "What, if any, is your religious preference -- are you Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, Muslim, or an Orthodox religion such as the Greek or Russian Orthodox Church?"
1979 - 2000: "What is your religious preference -- is it Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, or an Orthodox religion such as the Greek or Russian Orthodox Church?"
1977 - 1978: "What is your religious preference -- Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish or Eastern Orthodox?"
1948 - 1976: "What is your religious preference -- is it Protestant, Roman Catholic or Jewish?"

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