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Recent statistics on religious affiliation in the U.S.

1 of 3   American Protestants who are Baptists (17% of all American adults).

2 in 5   Evangelical Protestants who are Baptists.

1 in 10   Mainline Protestants who are Baptists.

2 of 3   Black Protestants who are Baptists.



10%   Protestants in the U.S. who are former Catholics.

8%   Roman Catholics in the U.S. who are former Protestants.



28%   American adults who have changed their religious affiliation from that in which they were raised.

44%   Americans who have changed their denominational or religious affiliation from that in which they were raised.

Source: Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life



Related Elsewhere:

For more on the Pew Forum survey from which these statistics are drawn, see "The Problem with Counting Christians" by Elesha Coffman.

See our earlier Go Figure postings from March 2008, February 2008, January 2008, December 2007, November 2007, October 2007, September 2007, August 2007, July 2007, June 2007, May 2007, April 2007, March 2007, and earlier issues.

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