Are Christians the Only Religious Group in the U.S. That Counts?
USA — September 6, 2018
According to the survey conveyed by Pewresearch.org , American adults are far more religious than people of the same age from Europe.
About 73 per cent of U.S. citizens consider themselves to be Christians. Yet, this type of research seems to diminish the role of other religions and the rights of people who have other types of spiritual beliefs.
«In fact, by several measures of religious commitment, religiously unaffiliated people in the U.S. are as religious as – or in some cases even more religious than – Christians throughout Western European countries. For example, while 20% of U.S. “nones” pray daily, only 6% of Christians in the UK do so. And religiously unaffiliated Americans are about twice as likely as German Christians to believe in God with absolute certainty (27% vs. 12%)…» — the survey states, emphasizing the role Christians play in the American society.
It’s really difficult to find research conducted about other American religious groups: the country is truly Christian-centric. Moreover, Christians are often discriminated against by those conducting the surveys, since many denominations that are actually not-exactly-Christian are officially still counted as such, an example being Mormons. Man American Christians, no matter what Church they belong to – Protestant, Catholic or even Orthodox – would be hard-press to call Mormons their “religious neighbors”.
In societies where one religion is considered to be more important than the others (and, once again, there are more than a quarter of Americans who position themselves as non-Christians) there is often a tendency toward chauvinism, segregation and racism. It seems like American society and survey-agencies are stepping on very thin ice.