Demographics: White Christians now the minority in 19 states

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The OP title is not meant as a sleight, it is simply a fact. Whether or not this is good or bad, I will leave that up to posters to give their own opinions.

This site is is compendium of polling and demographic data:

10 Things the American Values Atlas Teaches Us About Religion

And there is a cool interactive map with many possible parameters:

PRRI American Values Atlas


From the first link:

Based on more than 50,000 interviews overall and 40,000 for select issues—immigration, same-sex marriage, and abortion—it may be difficult to know where to start!

But we have you covered: here are the top ten things the AVA tells us about America’s evolving religious landscape.

1. For the first time ever, America is not a majority Protestant nation. Only 47 percent of America identified as Protestant in 2014. At 81 percent, Mississippi is the most Protestant state in the union and Massachusetts is the least at 26 percent.

2. White Christians are the minority in 19 states. Hawaii and California have the smallest white Christian populations of any state—20 percent and 25 percent, respectively. White Christians also make up a modest proportion of the residents in other western states, including Oregon (43 percent), Washington (42 percent), Nevada (36 percent), and Arizona (38 percent).

3. More than 1-in-5 Americans are religiously unaffiliated. At 22 percent, the religiously unaffiliated rival other major religious groups in size, such as American Catholics, who make up 22 percent of the population. Young people are also three times more likely than seniors to be religiously unaffiliated—34 percent vs. 11 percent.

4. In fact, the religiously unaffiliated is the largest religious groups in 13 states, including Oregon (37 percent), New Hampshire (35 percent), Washington State (33 percent), and Vermont (32 percent).

6 more data points at the website to see, all worth perusing.

The demographics of our Union continue to change, and not just in terms of race/ethnicity. Religious affiliation is also changing as well. And attitudes toward sex and sexuality are changing all over the USA.

What kind of political ramifications this has for the future would be a good point to debate, in an adult way, please.

The question is whether the changes we are seeing will cause one or both of the major parties to make some platform changes, or perhaps encourage a third-party.

I encourage you to go to the second map and do some clicking, perhaps start with your own state.

For instance, in Ohio:

Party affiliation (Ohio does very, very weird VR stats through it's SOS, it has for many, many years), according to the massive polling data:

D 31 / R 23 / I 38, margin: D +8
(it was D +7 in the 2012 exit polls)

But:

Political Ideology:

Conservative 37 / Moderate 30 / Liberal 26

This can only mean that a great many "Independents" in Ohio have a more Conservative worldview, but don't necessarily affiliate themselves with the GOP, or are not (yet) registered.

Religion:

White Evangelical Protestant 23 / White Mainline Protestant 17 / White Catholic 17

Ohio is NOT one of the states where White Christians are a minority. They are a majority in Ohio.

Race:

White, non-hispanic 81 / black 11 / hispanic 3 / others 5

(Ohio used to be 90% white in the 1960s).

As I said, lots and lots and lots of data, all in one map.

Have fun.
 

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Nope....................sorry, but it's kinda a butt of munch..............

Yanna want some of the crap?
 

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The OP title is not meant as a sleight, it is simply a fact. Whether or not this is good or bad, I will leave that up to posters to give their own opinions.

This site is is compendium of polling and demographic data:

10 Things the American Values Atlas Teaches Us About Religion

And there is a cool interactive map with many possible parameters:

PRRI American Values Atlas


From the first link:

Based on more than 50,000 interviews overall and 40,000 for select issues—immigration, same-sex marriage, and abortion—it may be difficult to know where to start!

But we have you covered: here are the top ten things the AVA tells us about America’s evolving religious landscape.

1. For the first time ever, America is not a majority Protestant nation. Only 47 percent of America identified as Protestant in 2014. At 81 percent, Mississippi is the most Protestant state in the union and Massachusetts is the least at 26 percent.

2. White Christians are the minority in 19 states. Hawaii and California have the smallest white Christian populations of any state—20 percent and 25 percent, respectively. White Christians also make up a modest proportion of the residents in other western states, including Oregon (43 percent), Washington (42 percent), Nevada (36 percent), and Arizona (38 percent).

3. More than 1-in-5 Americans are religiously unaffiliated. At 22 percent, the religiously unaffiliated rival other major religious groups in size, such as American Catholics, who make up 22 percent of the population. Young people are also three times more likely than seniors to be religiously unaffiliated—34 percent vs. 11 percent.

4. In fact, the religiously unaffiliated is the largest religious groups in 13 states, including Oregon (37 percent), New Hampshire (35 percent), Washington State (33 percent), and Vermont (32 percent).

6 more data points at the website to see, all worth perusing.

The demographics of our Union continue to change, and not just in terms of race/ethnicity. Religious affiliation is also changing as well. And attitudes toward sex and sexuality are changing all over the USA.

What kind of political ramifications this has for the future would be a good point to debate, in an adult way, please.

The question is whether the changes we are seeing will cause one or both of the major parties to make some platform changes, or perhaps encourage a third-party.

I encourage you to go to the second map and do some clicking, perhaps start with your own state.

For instance, in Ohio:

Party affiliation (Ohio does very, very weird VR stats through it's SOS, it has for many, many years), according to the massive polling data:

D 31 / R 23 / I 38, margin: D +8
(it was D +7 in the 2012 exit polls)

But:

Political Ideology:

Conservative 37 / Moderate 30 / Liberal 26

This can only mean that a great many "Independents" in Ohio have a more Conservative worldview, but don't necessarily affiliate themselves with the GOP, or are not (yet) registered.

Religion:

White Evangelical Protestant 23 / White Mainline Protestant 17 / White Catholic 17

Ohio is NOT one of the states where White Christians are a minority. They are a majority in Ohio.

Race:

White, non-hispanic 81 / black 11 / hispanic 3 / others 5

(Ohio used to be 90% white in the 1960s).

As I said, lots and lots and lots of data, all in one map.

Have fun.
There is only one reason you post this and it is projection pure and simple. You say you mean no slight but that is far, far from the truth. Your kind like spreading strife especially about things that don' t matter. Which doesn't mean it is not OK for you to post this racist divisive threads, just don't lie about your intent.
 

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The OP title is not meant as a sleight, it is simply a fact. Whether or not this is good or bad, I will leave that up to posters to give their own opinions.

This site is is compendium of polling and demographic data:

10 Things the American Values Atlas Teaches Us About Religion

And there is a cool interactive map with many possible parameters:

PRRI American Values Atlas


From the first link:

Based on more than 50,000 interviews overall and 40,000 for select issues—immigration, same-sex marriage, and abortion—it may be difficult to know where to start!

But we have you covered: here are the top ten things the AVA tells us about America’s evolving religious landscape.

1. For the first time ever, America is not a majority Protestant nation. Only 47 percent of America identified as Protestant in 2014. At 81 percent, Mississippi is the most Protestant state in the union and Massachusetts is the least at 26 percent.

2. White Christians are the minority in 19 states. Hawaii and California have the smallest white Christian populations of any state—20 percent and 25 percent, respectively. White Christians also make up a modest proportion of the residents in other western states, including Oregon (43 percent), Washington (42 percent), Nevada (36 percent), and Arizona (38 percent).

3. More than 1-in-5 Americans are religiously unaffiliated. At 22 percent, the religiously unaffiliated rival other major religious groups in size, such as American Catholics, who make up 22 percent of the population. Young people are also three times more likely than seniors to be religiously unaffiliated—34 percent vs. 11 percent.

4. In fact, the religiously unaffiliated is the largest religious groups in 13 states, including Oregon (37 percent), New Hampshire (35 percent), Washington State (33 percent), and Vermont (32 percent).

6 more data points at the website to see, all worth perusing.

The demographics of our Union continue to change, and not just in terms of race/ethnicity. Religious affiliation is also changing as well. And attitudes toward sex and sexuality are changing all over the USA.

What kind of political ramifications this has for the future would be a good point to debate, in an adult way, please.

The question is whether the changes we are seeing will cause one or both of the major parties to make some platform changes, or perhaps encourage a third-party.

I encourage you to go to the second map and do some clicking, perhaps start with your own state.

For instance, in Ohio:

Party affiliation (Ohio does very, very weird VR stats through it's SOS, it has for many, many years), according to the massive polling data:

D 31 / R 23 / I 38, margin: D +8
(it was D +7 in the 2012 exit polls)

But:

Political Ideology:

Conservative 37 / Moderate 30 / Liberal 26

This can only mean that a great many "Independents" in Ohio have a more Conservative worldview, but don't necessarily affiliate themselves with the GOP, or are not (yet) registered.

Religion:

White Evangelical Protestant 23 / White Mainline Protestant 17 / White Catholic 17

Ohio is NOT one of the states where White Christians are a minority. They are a majority in Ohio.

Race:

White, non-hispanic 81 / black 11 / hispanic 3 / others 5

(Ohio used to be 90% white in the 1960s).

As I said, lots and lots and lots of data, all in one map.

Have fun.
Christians founded US. It took a Christian mindset to establish the most tolerant and equal opportunistic Land in the World that protects individual Freedoms and yields the best prospects for prosperity. Why and how would anyone want to transform such a Land?
 

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Why and how would anyone want to transform such a Land?
There are many, many people here who feel guilty about the fact that they were fortunate enough to be born in such a free & prosperous country. So they look for every opportunity to criticize the country, highlighting its faults whenever they can, and are perfectly fine with it dropping down a few notches regarding that freedom and prosperity. That's on the world stage in general. Rather than inspiring other nations to improve their freedom and prosperity, they'd rather decrease ours.

Not coincidentally, these are the same people who, rather than inspiring lower-income Americans to improve their own lives, would rather demonize those who have sacrificed, worked hard, stayed disciplined and become successful. You might say they've been successful in making success suspect.

See a trend? Rather than see those on the bottom rise up on their own, they'd rather go the opposite direction and bring those on the top down.

It's going to work, too.

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White Christians built the greatest nation on Earth under God.
 

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Why and how would anyone want to transform such a Land?
There are many, many people here who feel guilty about the fact that they were fortunate enough to be born in such a free & prosperous country. So they look for every opportunity to criticize the country, highlighting its faults whenever they can, and are perfectly fine with it dropping down a few notches regarding that freedom and prosperity. That's on the world stage in general. Rather than inspiring other nations to improve their freedom and prosperity, they'd rather decrease ours.

Not coincidentally, these are the same people who, rather than inspiring lower-income Americans to improve their own lives, would rather demonize those who have sacrificed, worked hard, stayed disciplined and become successful. You might say they've been successful in making success suspect.

See a trend? Rather than see those on the bottom rise up on their own, they'd rather go the opposite direction and bring those on the top down.

It's going to work, too.

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It is just plain easier to set low goals and blame others for failure.
 

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Why and how would anyone want to transform such a Land?
There are many, many people here who feel guilty about the fact that they were fortunate enough to be born in such a free & prosperous country. So they look for every opportunity to criticize the country, highlighting its faults whenever they can, and are perfectly fine with it dropping down a few notches regarding that freedom and prosperity. That's on the world stage in general. Rather than inspiring other nations to improve their freedom and prosperity, they'd rather decrease ours.

Not coincidentally, these are the same people who, rather than inspiring lower-income Americans to improve their own lives, would rather demonize those who have sacrificed, worked hard, stayed disciplined and become successful. You might say they've been successful in making success suspect.

See a trend? Rather than see those on the bottom rise up on their own, they'd rather go the opposite direction and bring those on the top down.

It's going to work, too.

.
It is just plain easier to set low goals and blame others for failure.
That's precisely why it's going to work.

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White christians are a dying breed.
 

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The OP title is not meant as a sleight, it is simply a fact. Whether or not this is good or bad, I will leave that up to posters to give their own opinions.

This site is is compendium of polling and demographic data:

10 Things the American Values Atlas Teaches Us About Religion

And there is a cool interactive map with many possible parameters:

PRRI American Values Atlas


From the first link:

Based on more than 50,000 interviews overall and 40,000 for select issues—immigration, same-sex marriage, and abortion—it may be difficult to know where to start!

But we have you covered: here are the top ten things the AVA tells us about America’s evolving religious landscape.

1. For the first time ever, America is not a majority Protestant nation. Only 47 percent of America identified as Protestant in 2014. At 81 percent, Mississippi is the most Protestant state in the union and Massachusetts is the least at 26 percent.

2. White Christians are the minority in 19 states. Hawaii and California have the smallest white Christian populations of any state—20 percent and 25 percent, respectively. White Christians also make up a modest proportion of the residents in other western states, including Oregon (43 percent), Washington (42 percent), Nevada (36 percent), and Arizona (38 percent).

3. More than 1-in-5 Americans are religiously unaffiliated. At 22 percent, the religiously unaffiliated rival other major religious groups in size, such as American Catholics, who make up 22 percent of the population. Young people are also three times more likely than seniors to be religiously unaffiliated—34 percent vs. 11 percent.

4. In fact, the religiously unaffiliated is the largest religious groups in 13 states, including Oregon (37 percent), New Hampshire (35 percent), Washington State (33 percent), and Vermont (32 percent).

6 more data points at the website to see, all worth perusing.

The demographics of our Union continue to change, and not just in terms of race/ethnicity. Religious affiliation is also changing as well. And attitudes toward sex and sexuality are changing all over the USA.

What kind of political ramifications this has for the future would be a good point to debate, in an adult way, please.

The question is whether the changes we are seeing will cause one or both of the major parties to make some platform changes, or perhaps encourage a third-party.

I encourage you to go to the second map and do some clicking, perhaps start with your own state.

For instance, in Ohio:

Party affiliation (Ohio does very, very weird VR stats through it's SOS, it has for many, many years), according to the massive polling data:

D 31 / R 23 / I 38, margin: D +8
(it was D +7 in the 2012 exit polls)

But:

Political Ideology:

Conservative 37 / Moderate 30 / Liberal 26

This can only mean that a great many "Independents" in Ohio have a more Conservative worldview, but don't necessarily affiliate themselves with the GOP, or are not (yet) registered.

Religion:

White Evangelical Protestant 23 / White Mainline Protestant 17 / White Catholic 17

Ohio is NOT one of the states where White Christians are a minority. They are a majority in Ohio.

Race:

White, non-hispanic 81 / black 11 / hispanic 3 / others 5

(Ohio used to be 90% white in the 1960s).

As I said, lots and lots and lots of data, all in one map.

Have fun.

"The notion of America as a mostly white, mostly Christian country is rapidly becoming a fact for the history books".

“The U.S. religious landscape is undergoing a dramatic transformation that is fundamentally reshaping American politics and culture,” said Dan Cox, research director for Public Religion Research Institute.


History can now be told in a more truthful matter :)
 

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There are many, many people here who feel guilty about the fact that they were fortunate enough to be born in such a free & prosperous country. So they look for every opportunity to criticize the country, highlighting its faults whenever they can, and are perfectly fine with it dropping down a few notches regarding that freedom and prosperity.


About time you started slapping the Republicans around. Hell, those Republicans hate this county so much they had to invite a foreign leader to come and attack our President. What the fucks that tell you?
 
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The OP title is not meant as a sleight, it is simply a fact. Whether or not this is good or bad, I will leave that up to posters to give their own opinions.

This site is is compendium of polling and demographic data:

10 Things the American Values Atlas Teaches Us About Religion

And there is a cool interactive map with many possible parameters:

PRRI American Values Atlas


From the first link:

Based on more than 50,000 interviews overall and 40,000 for select issues—immigration, same-sex marriage, and abortion—it may be difficult to know where to start!

But we have you covered: here are the top ten things the AVA tells us about America’s evolving religious landscape.

1. For the first time ever, America is not a majority Protestant nation. Only 47 percent of America identified as Protestant in 2014. At 81 percent, Mississippi is the most Protestant state in the union and Massachusetts is the least at 26 percent.

2. White Christians are the minority in 19 states. Hawaii and California have the smallest white Christian populations of any state—20 percent and 25 percent, respectively. White Christians also make up a modest proportion of the residents in other western states, including Oregon (43 percent), Washington (42 percent), Nevada (36 percent), and Arizona (38 percent).

3. More than 1-in-5 Americans are religiously unaffiliated. At 22 percent, the religiously unaffiliated rival other major religious groups in size, such as American Catholics, who make up 22 percent of the population. Young people are also three times more likely than seniors to be religiously unaffiliated—34 percent vs. 11 percent.

4. In fact, the religiously unaffiliated is the largest religious groups in 13 states, including Oregon (37 percent), New Hampshire (35 percent), Washington State (33 percent), and Vermont (32 percent).

6 more data points at the website to see, all worth perusing.

The demographics of our Union continue to change, and not just in terms of race/ethnicity. Religious affiliation is also changing as well. And attitudes toward sex and sexuality are changing all over the USA.

What kind of political ramifications this has for the future would be a good point to debate, in an adult way, please.

The question is whether the changes we are seeing will cause one or both of the major parties to make some platform changes, or perhaps encourage a third-party.

I encourage you to go to the second map and do some clicking, perhaps start with your own state.

For instance, in Ohio:

Party affiliation (Ohio does very, very weird VR stats through it's SOS, it has for many, many years), according to the massive polling data:

D 31 / R 23 / I 38, margin: D +8
(it was D +7 in the 2012 exit polls)

But:

Political Ideology:

Conservative 37 / Moderate 30 / Liberal 26

This can only mean that a great many "Independents" in Ohio have a more Conservative worldview, but don't necessarily affiliate themselves with the GOP, or are not (yet) registered.

Religion:

White Evangelical Protestant 23 / White Mainline Protestant 17 / White Catholic 17

Ohio is NOT one of the states where White Christians are a minority. They are a majority in Ohio.

Race:

White, non-hispanic 81 / black 11 / hispanic 3 / others 5

(Ohio used to be 90% white in the 1960s).

As I said, lots and lots and lots of data, all in one map.

Have fun.
There is only one reason you post this and it is projection pure and simple. You say you mean no slight but that is far, far from the truth. Your kind like spreading strife especially about things that don' t matter. Which doesn't mean it is not OK for you to post this racist divisive threads, just don't lie about your intent.

No. You are wrong. It's simply data, but important data for the future.

Do butthurt much?
 

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White christians of European ancestry will account for less than half the population in North America. In other words, white christians will officially be a minority group. This revolutionary shift in population will forever alter the nature of our culture. (Forever is a LONG time, in case you’re not convinced.) It is not unreasonable to assume that the United States may eventually be speaking Spanish as its primary language,
 

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Odd, a recent poll revealed around 80% of America identifies as Christian.
 

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Odd, a recent poll revealed around 80% of America identifies as Christian.
And with the demographic shift it is becoming less and less so


The End of Christian America
BY JON MEACHAM 4/3/09 AT 8:00 PM

It was a small detail, a point of comparison buried in the fifth paragraph on the 17th page of a 24-page summary of the 2009 American Religious Identification Survey. But as R. Albert Mohler Jr.—president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, one of the largest on earth—read over the document after its release in March, he was struck by a single sentence. For a believer like Mohler—a starched, unflinchingly conservative Christian, steeped in the theology of his particular province of the faith, devoted to producing ministers who will preach the inerrancy of the Bible and the Gospel of Jesus Christ as the only means to eternal life—


The number of Americans who claim no religious affiliation has nearly doubled since 1990, rising from 8 to 15 percent. Then came the point he could not get out of his mind: while the unaffiliated have historically been concentrated in the Pacific Northwest, the report said, "this pattern has now changed, and the Northeast emerged in 2008 as the new stronghold of the religiously unidentified."

http://www.newsweek.com/meacham-end-christian-america-77125
 
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