Sunday, May 14, 2017

Compelling data: Secular left will decline in the United States

Below is a graphic of the demographic make up of the United States broken down by generation:

source of graphic above: US Population by Age and Generation

Survey data: The Next Generation of Americans (Gen Z) May Be the Most Conservative Since WWII

Please read this eye-opening article: The Next Generation of Americans (Gen Z) May Be the Most Conservative Since WWII, CNS News, March  16, 2017

Religious/political demography expert Eric Kaufmann wrote about the United States

In addition, in the 2011, the religious/political demography expert Eric Kaufmann wrote about the United States:
High evangelical fertility rates more than compensated for losses to liberal Protestant sects during the twentieth century. In recent decades, white secularism has surged, but Latino and Asian religious immigration has taken up the slack, keeping secularism at bay. Across denominations, the fertility advantage of religious fundamentalists of all colours is significant and growing. After 2020, their demographic weight will begin to tip the balance in the culture wars towards the conservative side, ramping up pressure on hot-button issues such as abortion. By the end of the century, three quarters of America may be pro-life. Their activism will leap over the borders of the 'Redeemer Nation' to evangelize the world. Already, the rise of the World Congress of Families has launched a global religious right, its arms stretching across the bloody lines of the War on Terror to embrace the entire Abrahamic family.

Growth of Hispanic evangelicals 

Consider this excerpt about the new dominance of Spanish television in the USA:
Univision? More like Uno-vision.

 This summer, there's a new No. 1 among television viewers aged 18 to 49: For the fourth week in a row, the Spanish-language network Univision has won the primetime ratings contest for this coveted demographic, as well as the 18 to 34 cohort. It's Univision's first top finish in a sweeps month; the network previously beat NBC to come in fourth in the critical February sweeps period...

Indeed, at a time when ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox are mostly airing repeats -- though "the Big Four have increased their original output this summer," notes Variety's Rick Kissell -- Univision's all-new lineup is a more attractive proposition for many viewers.

Evangelicals and proselytizing 

Evangelicalism has traditionally held to the authority of the Bible and thus biblical creationism as well.   

Given the historic immigration from Latin America to the U.S, consider this report about evangelicals, proselytizing and Latin America: 
Evangelicals, including Pentecostals, neo-Pentecostals, and other non-mainline Protestant denominations, such as Baptists, are the fastest growing world religion by conversion. Evangelicals hold shared convictions such as the inerrancy of the Bible, proselytizing the Gospel, the divinity of Christ and personal salvation through Him. In 1960, Evangelicals numbered 89 million (2.9% of world population).  By 2010 they were 546 million (7.9%) with an annual growth rate at 2.6%.  In Latin America the growth of evangelicals has been dramatic since the early 20th century.  In 1900 evangelicals numbered about 700,000 or 1% of the population. By 2010, they reached 91 million or 16.8% of the population. Latin American countries with the highest concentration of evangelicals are Brazil, Chile, and Guatemala. Evangelicals account for about 20% or more of the population in El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. Of all evangelical subgroups, Pentecostals are the largest component with over 66 million adherents of which Brazil has the largest concentration.

Hispanic evangelicalism past and projected growth in America 

Time Magazine reported in May of 2013:
According to Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life while “more than two-thirds of the 52 million-plus Latinos in the U.S. are Catholic, that number could be cut in half by 2030.” NHCLC also establishes that 35 percent of Hispanics in America now call themselves “born-again.”
Fox News reported in May 2013 concerning Hispanic evangelicalism in the United States:  
Alfredo De Jesus is a fire-and-brimstone preacher who represents a global groundswell of Hispanics who've left the Catholic Church to become Protestant Evangelical Christians.

De Jesus pastors the New Life Church in Chicago, helping to expand it from 120 members in 2000 to over 17,000 today on multiple campuses.

"In the Evangelical church, we find freedom to worship, and with Hispanics, it's in us to be able to love people. Naturally, we just love people. We are hugging people," De Jesus said.

Latinos make up the largest ethnic minority in the United States — 52 million, according to latest Census stats. The majority — two-thirds — are still traditionally Roman Catholic. But there's been a palpable shift from one generation to the next, with the newer ones being "born again."

Evangelicals now number about 20 percent of the Latino population, according to the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.

10 reasons atheism will decline in the United States

Please read the article: 10 reasons why American atheism will see a significant decline

Growth of religion and growth of religious fundamentalism  in the 21st century 

Think religion is in decline? Look at who is 'going forth and multiplying',  Vancouver Sun, 2014

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