Is U.S. a Christian nation? Survey says no

The United States is not a Christian nation, according to the majority of American evangelical leaders who responded to a recent survey.

A June 2012 Evangelical Leaders Survey, a monthly poll of the board of directors of the National Association of Evangelicals, found that 32 percent of respondents said the U.S. was a Christian nation, but most – 68 percent – disagreed.

Of those who said that the U.S. is a Christian nation, most indicated that they did so because it was founded on Christian principles or because there are more Christians in the country than of any other type of religious adherent. Others, according to the NAE, rejected the idea of that a nation can be “Christian.”


Is the United States a Christian nation? Why or why not?

Responses will be run in an upcoming issue of Your Faith.