A challenge for academia

American Christians are changing. By most measures, they are becoming ethnically more diverse, with double-digit increases in the percentage of Christians who are Hispanic or Asian in the U.S. over the past 20 years. They are becoming older, as greater numbers of young Americans elect to wait until their 30s to get married and return to church. They are becoming more evangelical—up from 17 percent of the U.S. population in the 1970s to about 25 percent today (though, by some indicators, this growth has tapered off considerably in recent years).

 

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