Sunday, August 5, 2012

ABOUT THE CHURCH


Major Christian Traditions:
Roman Catholic - The Roman Catholic Church denomination is the largest Christian group in the world today with more than a billion followers constituting about half of the world's Christian population.
Protestant - There are approximately 800 million Protestants in the world.
Orthodox - Approximately 260 million people worldwide are Orthodox Christians.

Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life (2011)
Pentecostals, Charismatics and Evangelicals:
Of the approximate 2 billion Christians in the world today, 279 million (12.8% of the world's Christian population) identify themselves as Pentecostals, 304 million (14%) are Charismatics, and 285 million (13.1%) are Evangelicals, or Bible believing Christians. (These three categories are not mutually exclusive.)
Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life (2011)
Christianity in America:
Today in the U.S., about 79.5% of adults (247 million) identify themselves as Christian. In comparison, the next largest religions in America are Judaism and Islam. Combined they represent less than three percent of the United States population.
Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life (2011)

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