Pew: Only 1% of Blacks Identify as Atheist or Agnostic

28 07 2008

From the Pew:

Of all the major racial and ethnic groups in America, blacks are the most likely to report a formal religious affiliation, and even among black adults who are unaffiliated (12%), more than two-thirds (70%) say that religion is somewhat or very important in their lives. Only 1% of blacks identify as atheist or agnostic. About six-in-ten (59%) black adults are affiliated with historically black Protestant churches; however, only about two-in-ten are members of predominantly white evangelical (15%) and mainline (4%) Protestant churches

Thats fascinating. I bet one day someone will start a religion called the “1 percenters.”

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