Americans who identify as white and Christian are now the minority

The Associated Press reports that the share of Americans who identify as white and Christian has dropped below 50 percent due to immigration, and a growing number of people who reject organized religion according to a new survey.

“Christians overall remain a large majority in the U.S., at nearly 70 percent of Americans. However, white Christians, once predominant in the country’s religious life, now comprise only 43 percent of the population, according to the Public Religion Research Institute, a polling organization based in Washington. Four decades ago, about eight in 10 Americans were white Christians.”

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