The Changing Face of Protestantism In America

For the first time in American history, there are now more Protestants in America who do not identify with a specific denomination or tradition than those who do, according to a new Gallup survey. In just 16 years, the number of Christians who said they belong to a specific denomination dropped from 50 percent in 2000 to 30 percent in 2016.

Overall, the number of Protestants in America has dropped from 57 percent in 2000 to just 47 percent in 2016. Meanwhile, the number of people who claim to be Christians without a denomination has grown from nine percent to 17 percent. Baptists remain the largest denomination, with 10 percent claiming to be Baptists.

This confirms other evidence supplied by the Barna Group, which has found that the #1 reason people now attend church is to “touch God.”

It really doesn’t matter what label you wear. The question is whether or not you truly seek to touch God.

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