White Christians No Longer Majority in U.S.A. (2015 Pew Study)
Possibly one good thing about white Christians being in the minority is that perhaps they will re-evaluate how they treat marginalized groups, such as adult singles.
- by Nick Glasss, November 2015
- White Christians now make up less than half of the U.S. population, largely receding from the majorities of most demographic groups, with one notable exception: the Republican Party.
- According to the latest results from Pew Research Center’s Religious Landscape survey published Monday by (Link): National Journal’s Next America project, just 46 percent of American adults are white Christians, down from 55 percent in 2007.
- At the same time, according to the report, the share of white Christians identifying as Republican has remained steady, even equal with the share of the party that carried President Ronald Reagan to his 1984 reelection. Nearly seven in 10 white Christians — 69 percent — identify with or lean toward the GOP, while just 31 percent do the same with Democrats.
- by Julia Hahn, 23 Nov 2015
- Four centuries after white Christians landed in Jamestown and settled what would later become America, a report reveals that white Christians are now a minority in the nation their forebearers settled.
- The National Journal’s Next America Project writes, “As the nation relentlessly diversifies, both in its racial composition and religious preferences, White Christians now represent just 46 percent of American adults, according to Pew data provided in response to a request from Next America. That’s down from a 55 percent majority as recently as 2007, and much higher figures through most of U.S. history.”
- While the findings of the Pew Research Center’s Religious Landscape survey—published by the National Journal’s Next America Project on Monday—barely brushed the nation’s consciousness, it represents a perhaps unprecedented development in terms of both the scope and rapidity at which the nation’s social and demographic makeup have been transformed. Reports indicate that this transformation has been brought on largely by changes to visa issuance policies enacted into law in 1965.
- White Christians now make up less than half of the entire United States population, according to the Pew Research Center’s Religious Landscape survey published on Monday by the (Link): National Journal’s Next America project.
- The survey showed only 46 percent of American adults are white Christians, down from 55 percent back in 2007.
- The percentage of Americans who identify as white Christians has fallen to 46 percent of the country’s population, the first time ever it has been below 50 percent, according to an exhaustive survey conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Religious Landscape project.
- White Christians made up 55 percent of America’s population in 2007 and nearly 70 percent as recently as 1984.