5 Facts on US Evangelicalism

Pew Research has marked Billy Graham's death by publishing 5 Facts on US Evangelicalism

  1. About a quarter (25.4%) of U.S. adults identify with evangelical Protestantism
  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, which is home to 37% of the overall U.S. adult population.