Statistics below are from the Pew Forum’s U.S.Religious Landscape Survey, Religious Affiliation: Diverse and Dynamic, February 2008.

 

78.4% of all Americans are Christian.

Protestant: 51.3%

26.3% go to Evangelical Churches
18.1% go to Mainline churches
6.9% go to Historical black churches

Catholic: 23.9%
Mormon: 1.7%
Jehovah’s Witness: 0.7%
Orthodox: 0.6%
Other Christian: 0.3%

4.7% of all Americans are other Religions.

16.1% are unaffiliated  with a particular religion.

1.6% Atheist
2.4% Agnostic
12.1% “Nothing in particular”

 

60% of Americans believe in a Personal God

72% Protestants

79% Evangelical Churches believe in a personal God
62% Mainline Churches believe in a personal God
71% Historically black churches believe in a personal God

60% Catholics
91% Mormons
82% Jehovah’s Witnesses
49% Orthodox

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