U.S. 77% identify as Christian compared with 59% in U.K.

A new Gallup poll has been released. You’ll have to hop over for the tables as I’m just lifting the text. But before I do that, you might be interested in comparing this with the recently released UK Census which headlined:

Number of people identifying as Christian down from 72% to 59% number with ‘no religion’ up from 15% to 25%

Here’s the Gallup poll:

The large majority of Americans — 77% of the adult population — identify with a Christian religion, including 52% who are Protestants or some other non-Catholic Christian religion, 23% who are Catholic, and 2% who affiliate with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Another 18% of Americans do not have an explicit religious identity and 5% identify with a non-Christian religion.

Interestingly, Mormons are the most ‘religious’:

Mormons are by far the most religious of any group in this analysis, based on self-reported importance of religion and religious service attendance, followed by Protestants/other non-Catholic Christians and Muslims. Catholics are slightly less likely than these groups to say religion is important in their daily life and that they attend religious services frequently. Those who identify with a non-Christian religion other than Judaism or Islam are less religious still. And Jews are the least religious group measured.

Bottom Line:

The United States remains a largely Christian nation; more than nine in 10 Americans who have a religious identity are affiliated with a Christian religion. There has been little change in this portrait of religious identity in the U.S. from last year.

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