What is the State of Your State's Faith?

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  1. righteousdude2

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    The following survey is very interesting. I don't know how accurate the results are, but it is a basic foundation of the religious breakdown of each state in the union (less Hawaii and Alaska).

    It may make for some good statistics for those who preach and teach. :thumbs:

    SEE: http://www.usatoday.com/news/graphics/pew-religion-08/flash.htm

    Shalom,

    Pastor Paul

    PS-I live in one of the worst states for faith! California. Not only are we financially broke. We're spiritually bankrupt!!!
     
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    Kind of eases the fear of a 'Muslim America' doesn't it?
     
  3. Earth Wind and Fire

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    Paul...in New Jersey less than 2 % go to church.

    Wow....42% Catholic!
     
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    California has twice the percentage of Buddhists (2%) that Japan has of Christians (1%). Kind of makes you think.

    My home state of Tennessee appears to have the largest percentage of evangelical Protestants, 51%, in the whole US of A. Throw a rock and it will bounce off three Baptist churches before hitting the ground. Edited in: I take that back. TN is third after Arkansas and Oklahoma, 53% each.

    I once counted about 200 Baptist churches in the Chattanooga phone book, one per 1000 people. By contrast, my city of Asahikawa, with 320,000, has only five Baptist churches, one per 107,000, and the pastor of one doesn't even believe in Hell.
     
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    My state..Kentucky..came out real well.

    Overwhelmingly Evangelical protestant, closely followed by Mainline protestant.
     
  6. Tom Butler

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    I wonder which denominations are considered Mainline Protestant and Evangelical Protestant.

    Maybe I can find the website and see if there's a list under each category.
     
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    Ah, found it. But still need more definitions. For instance, Baptists are listed in both categories. In the evangelical traditional, Baptists are 10.8% In the mainline section, Baptists are at 1.9%. Similar data for Methodists, Presbyterians, Lutherans, Pentecostals and Nondenominationals. Still looking for definitions to tell me whether I'm an evangelical traditional Baptist or a Mainline Traditional Baptist.
    http://religions.pewforum.org/affiliations
     
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    Finally found what I was looking for.

    Here are the denominations considered Mainline Tradition:

    American Baptist Churches in the USA
    Anglican Church
    Disciples of Christ
    Episcopal Church
    Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (Ironic. ELCA is not considered Evangelical)
    Presbyterian Church USA
    United Church of Christ
    United Methodist Church

    Evangelical Tradition Denominations include;

    Assemblies of God
    Church of Christ
    Church of God Cleveland, Tennessee
    Church of the Nazarene
    Free Methodist Church
    Independent Baptist
    Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod
    Nondenominational Charismatic Churches
    Nondenominational Evangelical Churches
    Nondenominational Fundamentalist Churches
    Presbyterian Church in America
    Seventh-day Adventist
    Southern Baptist Convention

    Here's where I got the info:
    http://religions.pewforum.org/pdf/t...iversal-spirit-by-protestant-denomination.pdf
     

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