The number of Americans who say they’re members of Protestant denominations have dropped sharply from 2003 through last year while those who declare no religion at all have nearly doubled during the same time frame, ABC News reported, citing new and previous polls.
What are the numbers?
About 36 percent of Americans identified as members of a Protestant faith in 2017 — down from 50 percent in 2003, according to ABC News/Washington Post polls, which also noted an 8-point drop in the number of evangelical white Protestants.
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Christians overall have declined from 83 percent of the adult population in 2003 to 72 percent last year, the network said, adding that within the same time frame, the number of Americans who profess no religion has nearly doubled