‘Nondenominational’ Is Now the Largest Segment of American Protestants

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The latest U.S. Religion Census shows that nondenominational churches now account for more members than any other Christian denomination.

The group has grown rapidly in the last half century, from just five percent of Christians during the Cold War to nearly a third today. Several surveys have shown that nondenominational churches were also one of the only groups to grow during the pandemic, and that even many churches within denominations have been drifting away from those affiliations. In this piece for Christianity Today, Daniel Silliman looks at the census results and the potential reasons for the shifts.

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