Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Poll: Declining Number of Protestants Identify With Specific Denomination

Lannie Troon, right, leads the Milton United Methodist Church handbell choir in a practice at the church in Milton, Wis. (Anthony Wahl/The Janesville Gazette via AP)

By Jason Devaney | Tuesday, 18 Jul 2017 05:56 PM

Less than one-third of Protestants in the United States identify with a specific denomination of the religion.

The results of a new Gallup survey show that 30 percent of U.S. Protestants identify with one of the many branches of this particular form of Christianity, down from 50 percent in 2000.

Other findings in the survey:
Baptists represent 10 percent of Protestants who identify with a branch of the religion.
Methodists and Lutherans make up 4 percent, followed by Southern Baptists (3 percent), Presbyterians and Pentecostal (2 percent), and Church of Christ and Episcopalians (1 percent).
Three percent of those who identity with a branch of Protestantism selected "other."

The data represents 2016 numbers.

The results of another recent poll showed that 74 percent of white evangelical Protestants approved of President Donald Trump's job performance. Only 38 percent of Catholics said the same.

Since Trump took office in January, meanwhile, Christian refugees coming to the U.S. outnumber Muslim refugees.

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