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American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS 2008) Summary Report

American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS 2008) Summary Report

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ARIS 2008 is the third in a landmark series of large, nationally representative surveys of U.S. adults in the 48 contiguous states conducted by Kosmin and Ariela Keysar. Employing the same research methodology as the 1990 and 2001 surveys, ARIS 2008 questioned 54,461 adults in either English or Spanish. With a margin of error of less than 0.5 percent, it provides the only complete portrait of how contemporary Americans identify themselves religiously, and how that self-identification has changed over the past generation.
ARIS 2008 is the third in a landmark series of large, nationally representative surveys of U.S. adults in the 48 contiguous states conducted by Kosmin and Ariela Keysar. Employing the same research methodology as the 1990 and 2001 surveys, ARIS 2008 questioned 54,461 adults in either English or Spanish. With a margin of error of less than 0.5 percent, it provides the only complete portrait of how contemporary Americans identify themselves religiously, and how that self-identification has changed over the past generation.

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 American Religious Identifcation Survey(ARIS 2008)
SUMMARY REPORTMarch 2009
Barry A. Kosmin and Ariela Keysar
 
 
Te ARIS 2008 survey was carried outduring February-November 2008 andcollected answers rom 54,461 respondents who were questioned in English orSpanish.
 
Te American population sel-identies aspredominantly Christian but Americansare slowly becoming less Christian.
•86%ofAmericanadultsidentiedasChristiansin1990and76%in2008.•ehistoricMainlinechurchesand
denominations have experiencedthe steepest declines while the non-denominational Christian identity has been trending upward particularly since 2001.
•echallengetoChristianityin
the U.S. does not come rom otherreligions but rather rom a rejection o all orms o organized religion.
 
34%ofAmericanadultsconsidered
themselves “Born Again or EvangelicalChristians” in 2008.
 
Te U. S. population continues to show signs o becoming less religious, withone out o every ve Americans ailing toindicate a religious identity in 2008.
•e“Nones”(nostatedreligious
preerence, atheist, or agnostic)continue to grow, though at a muchslower pace than in the 1990s, rom
8.2%in1990,to14.1%in2001,to15.0%in2008.•AsianAmericansaresubstantially
more likely to indicate no religiousidentity than other racial or ethnicgroups.
 
One sign o the lack o attachment o 
 Americanstoreligionisthat27%donot
expect a religious uneral at their death.Based on their stated belies rather thantheir religious identication in 2008,
70%ofAmericansbelieveinapersonalGod,roughly12%ofAmericansareatheist(noGod)oragnostic(unknowableorunsure),andanother12%aredeistic(ahigherpowerbutnopersonalGod).
America’s religious geography has beentransormed since 1990. Religiousswitching along with Hispanicimmigration has signicantly changedthe religious prole o some states andregions. Between 1990 and 2008, theCatholic population proportion o the
NewEnglandstatesfellfrom50%to36%andinNewYorkitfellfrom44%to37%,whileitroseinCaliforniafrom29%to37%andinTexasfrom23%
 
to32%.
Overall the 1990-2008 ARIS timeseries shows that changes in religioussel-identication in the rst decade o the 21st century have been moderate incomparison to the 1990s, which was aperiod o signicant shits in the religiouscomposition o the United States.
 AMERICAN RELIGIOUS IDENIFICAION SURVEY (ARIS) 2008
Principal Investigators: Barry A. Kosmin and Ariela Keysar
Highlights
 
ARIS 2008
Contents
Research Design
................................................................................................................2
Part INational Statistics on Belonging, Belie and Behavior 
A.Belonging
...........................................................................................................3
 
Table 1.
 
Religious Sel-Identifcation o the U.S. AdultPopulation 1990, 2001, 2008 .................................................................3 Table 2.Change in the Religious Sel-Identifcation o theU.S. Adult Population 1990-2008.............................................................4 Table 3.Sel-Identifcation o U.S. Adult Population byReligious Tradition 1990, 2001, 2008 .....................................................5
B.Belie 
.................................................................................................................8Table 4.
 
Belies about God among U.S. Adult Population 2008 ...............................8 Table 5.Size and Composition o the Born-Again orEvangelical Christian Population 2008 .....................................................9
 C.Behavior
...........................................................................................................10Table 6.
 
Lie Cycle Religious Rituals o the U.S. AdultPopulation 2008 ...................................................................................10
Part IIDemography o the Religious Traditions in 2008
 
Table 7.
 
Gender Composition o the Religious Traditions 2008..............................11 Table 8.Age Composition o the Religious Traditions 2008 ...................................12 Table 9.Marital Status o the Religious Traditions 2008 .......................................13
 
Part IIIReligious Identifcation and Social Change 1990-2008
A.Racial Composition
............................................................................................14
 
Table 10.
 
Composition o Racial and Ethnic Groups byReligious Tradition 1990, 2001, 2008 .................................................14 
B.Education
.........................................................................................................16
 
Table 11.Percentage o College Graduates in the Populationover Age 25 by Religious Tradition 1990-2008 ......................................16
C.Geography and Religion
 ......................................................................................17
 
Table 12.Religious Sel-Identifcation o US Adult Population by Census Region,Census Division, and State by Percentage 1990 and 2008 ....................18
Appendix A.The Taxonomy o the Religious Traditions ...............................................23Appendix B.The Authors .........................................................................................24
 
© Copyright ISSSC 2009 Design by Jo Lynn Alcorn

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