A new survey by Baylor University shows that there are fewer non-religious people in the United States than pervious surveys. As many as 90% of the population identify with one congregation or another. Surprising finding on the religious landscape of America!
About 20 percent of Americans have read one of the 12 Left Behind novels or megachurch pastor Rick Warren’s The Purpose-Driven Life. Nearly 50 percent have seen Mel Gibson’s feature film, The Passion of the Christ. About 40 percent say that born-again or Bible-believing best describes their religious identity.
Those are some results from the new Baylor Religion Survey, one of the most comprehensive studies of religion in America. Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) released initial survey findings today. (See their report – God is winning in Christianity Today). The original study is called – American Piety in the 21st Century: New Insights to the Depth and Complexity of Religion in the U.S.