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Poll: Americans’ Religious Identity Still Mostly Christian

The United States is a Christian nation, according to a Gallup Poll that surveyed how Americans identify themselves.
“[M]ore than nine in 10 Americans who have a religious identity are affiliated with a Christian religion. There has been little change in this portrait of religious identity in the U.S. from last year,” said Gallup.

Released on Christmas Eve, the poll found that “Mormons remain the most religious group of those measured, while Jews are the least. Protestants and Muslims continue to be slightly more religious than Catholics.”

Fifty-two percent of Americans see themselves as Protestants, while 23 percent identify as Catholics.

Mormons outnumber Jews by 0.4 percent. Muslims numbered 0.6 percent.

Gallup asked those surveyed: “Is religion important in your daily life?”

Mormons ranked highest with 87 percent, followed by Protestants at 79 percent, Muslims at 78 percent and Catholics at 70 percent.

Only 41 percent of Jews said religion was important in their daily lives while 58 percent said it was not.

Eight-one percent of Mormons responded that they attended religious services monthly or more often.

Protestants and Muslims both registered to the question of monthly religious attendance at 64 percent, with Catholics at 60 percent.