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

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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.

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Fundamental_Arminian 08/04/12 - 08:31 am
The U.S. not a Christian nation

If the Lord Jesus was right to teach that many people travel the broad, easy way to destruction while few find the hard, narrow way to life, the United States of America never had a Christian majority. Still, Christian principles greatly influenced our founding fathers in preparing the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution with its Bill of Rights. The same principles also appear in early state constitutions.

In the 20th century, however, prayer and Bible reading were banned from government schools. Our nation has been religiously pluralistic and largely secular for at least 50 years.

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