Christianity in the U.S. - Statistics & Facts
Statistics and facts about Christianity in the U.S.
The United States is a country with a long history of diversity with regards to religious practice and religious belief. With 77 percent of Americans stating that religion is a very important part of their lives, the United States is unique in the context of the role played by religion in developed countries. While the United States has been by no means immune to the shifts that have been affecting the religious landscape over the past few decades, some religious groups have reported positive trends, trends that have shown themselves in statistics that relate to how Americans describe themselves with regards to religion.
Around 78 percent of American adults identify with some form of Christian religion, making Christianity the most popular religion in the United States, not surprising when one considers that the United States comes top of the ranking of countries with the largest Christian populations.
When discussing religious confession and belief in a country, it is often too easy to neglect the factors that can play crucial roles in the development and formation of religious belief - especially when considering them in the context of the vast expanse of the United States, an area which gives ample space for the existence of great differences. This diversity in the extent of religious conviction becomes more evident when one considers the percentage of adherents to religion in the population by state- in Utah it soars to just around 80 percent and in Maine it sinks to just over a quarter. Not only indicative of inter-border variations that exist due to locational factors but also of wider differences and the religious change among members of major religious groups, be they positive of negative.
Although religion in the United States has witnessed developments that could be considered marked in the American context, when considered from an international perspective, they are minor. The stability of the religion from a financial point of view also appears to be relatively stable, above all when one takes median donations made by worshippers in the United States into account.
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|Share of Americans who identify as Protestant||37%||Details →|
|California had the largest number of religious adherents in the U.S. in 2010||16.8 million||Details →|
|Largest Christian denomination in the U.S., by numer of adherents||Catholic||Details →|
|Largest Christian denomination in the U.S., by numer of congregations||Evangelical and Conservative Protestant||Details →|
|Largest church among Evangelical and Conservative Protestant denominations in the U.S., by number of adherents||Southern Baptist Convention||Details →|
|Largest church among Mainline Protestant denominations in the U.S., by number of congregations||United Methodist Church||Details →|
|Church Finance - Conservative Protestant||Statistic|
|Percentage of church income from individual donations in the U.S.||97%||Details →|
|Median donation per worshipper of churches in the U.S.||$1,448||Details →|
|Share of 18-29 year olds with no religious affiliation||32%||Details →|
|Percentage of immigrants in the U.S. who are Chiristian||31.88%||Details →|
|Share of Catholics in the U.S. who are Hispanic||34%||Details →|
|Religious group with the highest share earning 100,000 USD or more||Orthodox Christian||Details →|
|Churches and the internet||Statistic|
|Share of U.S. congregations who used podcasts in 2010||11.6%||Details →|
|Share of U.S. muslims using Facebook in 2010||52%||Details →|
|Share of U.S. Roman Cathoilics using Facebook in 2010||22%||Details →|
- Religious identification of adult populationReligious identification of adult population
Self-described religious identification of the adult population in the United States in 2008
- Largest Mainline Protestant churches in the U.S. 2010, by adherentsLargest Mainline Protestant churches in the U.S. 2010, by adherents
Largest churches among Mainline Protestant denominations in the United States in 2010, by number of adherents
- Number of religious adherents in the U.S. 2010, by stateNumber of religious adherents in the U.S. 2010, by state
Number of religious adherents in the United States in 2010, by state
- Religious change in members among major religious groups in the U.S. 2012Religious change in members among major religious groups in the U.S. 2012
Religious change among major religious groups in the United States in 2012, by gain and loss of members
- Self-described religious identification of Americans from 1948-2016Self-described religious identification of Americans from 1948-2016
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