Sunday, March 8, 2020

Religiouis literacy - Religious composition of people in the U.S.

Religious identification in the U.S. in 2014 according to PEW research study.

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The percentage of the population in the U.S. in 2014 identify as Christian = 71%

  • The percentage identify as mainline Protestant Christian = 15%
  • The percentage who identify as evangelical Christian = 25%
  • The percentage who identify as black Protestant = 7%
  • The percentage who identify as Catholic = 21%
  • The percentage who identify as Mormon = 2%

The percentage who identify as Jewish = 2%
The percentage who identify as Muslim = 1%
The percentage who identify as Buddhist = 1%
The percentage who identify as Hindu = 1%
The percentage who identify as nothing ("Nones") = 23%

How do you think the religious identification of Americans influences the culture in the U.S. when it comes to education, health care, criminal justice, social welfare, politics?

When it comes to religious identification where would you put Unitarian Universalism?

Most UUs were raised in another faith. If UUs are to understand each other and act on their third principle which is to affirm and promote the acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations, it would behoove UUs to be more religiously literate than members of other denominations and religious traditions to order to understand their fellow congregants.

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