5 facts about U.S. evangelical Protestants

  1. About a quarter (25.4%) of U.S. adults identify with evangelical Protestantism, according to Pew Research Center’s 2014 Religious Landscape Study.
  2. The evangelical Protestant share of the population has dipped slightly in recent years (from 26.3% in 2007 to 25.4% in 2014), but more slowly than the mainline Protestant and Catholic populations. 
  3. Three-quarters (76%) of evangelical Protestants in the U.S. are white, but the share of evangelicals who are not white is growing.
  4. On average, evangelical Protestants have somewhat lower levels of educational attainment, compared with the U.S. public as a whole.
  5. Half (49%) of evangelical Protestant adults reside in the South

 

5 facts about U.S. evangelical Protestants

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