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Mainline Church Decline and Evangelical Exile

Mainline Church Decline and Evangelical Exile

Last month a new survey from the Public Religion Institute called “The 2020 Census of American Religion” claimed that Mainline churches in America have experienced a dramatic recovery. According to this survey of 50,000 Americans, Mainline Protestants grew from 13 percent of the population five years ago to over 16 percent in 2020. Meanwhile, evangelicals seem to have entered a rapid decline, tumbling from 23 percent of the U.S. population in 2006 to just 14 percent in 2020.