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Report: Protestants lose majority status in U.S. - Henderson Daily News: News

Report: Protestants lose majority status in U.S.

Posted: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 12:30 pm | Updated: 1:31 pm, Tue Oct 9, 2012.

NEW YORK — For the first time in its history, the United States does not have a Protestant majority, according to a new study. One reason: The number of Americans with no religious affiliation is on the rise.

The percentage of Protestant adults in the U.S. has reached a low of 48 percent, the first time that Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life has reported with certainty that the number has fallen below 50 percent. The drop has long been anticipated and comes at a time when no Protestants are on the U.S. Supreme Court and the Republicans have their first presidential ticket with no Protestant nominees.

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