Black People Are The Most Religious People In America, But What Are They Getting Out Of It?

Reader, according to the( You Can Read It Here)Pew Research Center, Black people are the most religious group in the U.S., believing in God, and saying religion is an important part of their lives more than whites and Latinos. African-Americans are the most religious group in the United States, but what are they getting in return? 

According to the Pew Research Center, 79 percent of African-Americans identify as Christian, as opposed to 70 percent of whites and 77 percent of Latinos. A majority of Black people belong to historically Black Protestant churches, which trace their origins to the late 18th century. Smaller numbers of African Americans are evangelicals, Catholics, mainline Protestants, and Muslims. 

The largest Black churches include the National Baptist Convention USA, Church of God in Christ, the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME), the National Baptist Convention of America and the Progressive National Baptist Association Inc. Pew found that more African-Americans believe in God — 83 percent — than whites and Latinos — 61 percent and 59 percent, respectively. More Black people say religion is very important in their lives — 75 percent versus 49 percent of whites and 59 percent of Hispanics. 

However, the number of religiously unaffiliated African-Americans is on the increase, and older Black people are more likely to be a part of historically Black Protestant congregations than younger people. These data on African-Americans and religiosity reflect a religious survey Pew conducted a decade ago.


  1. BlackPeople propensity towards RELIGION is our Main Reason for NOT progressing.

    1. Anonymous I agree it doesn't build anything. It doesn't stop anything. It doesn't connect anything. A lot of talk, less the results. Currently as a whole church has not benefited the community or empowered it. It's what we had after slavery and that's what we do. That's what got us through.
      I believe in God. But the church is a business. In America it operates like one. If your donations are high enough, you may become deacon without any true word from God, LOL.
      It's sad but true.

  2. A pipe dream fairy tale! Just enough hope to continue being passive and submissive. The black church is growing while the members still in poverty. Corporate slaves etc. Easter santa Halloween st Patrick's day all made up. We actually have a culture and history but too shamed of being African to embrace it.

    1. Born To Win, we have God's grace., and loving favor. And a promise to have a place in Heaven. To be with Him in eternity, What more can we wish for? The riches of this world are temporal, the riches of Heaven are eternal.

    2. According to the Bible, Jesus will return to EARTH rule the nation with a rod of iron (sword) for 1000 years. So it would seem to me that we should prepare the way for the next generation to inherit resources as earth awaits Jesus' return. Worship is an individual matter. The church used to be an institution where we pooled resources together to enrich & improve our earthly/natural communities and existence. Every church member should DEMAND such benefits.

  3. Everybody has the privilege to choose who they will serve, it is very simple. If you believe that Christianity is the religion of the slave masters, you can choose not to follow it, nobody forces you to do so. Not even God. He has given us a free will. I'm black but not from the US and I know many people who have chosen to follow the religion of their ancestors, but I haven't seen progress or improvement or empowerment in their lives. I don't know what people want to get out of their faith, but as for ME an MY house, WE will serve the LORD!
    “Now therefore, fear the Lord, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the Lord! And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:14-15

  4. That's The Problem, They Are "Religious", And Not Holy And Righteous. They Follow Pastors And "Traditions, Doctrines And Commandments Of Men". They Have Been Indoctrinated From The Womb, With Erroneous Teachings Of The Scriptures And Have Not "Come Into The Knowledge Of Truth", Which Is God's Truth. They Are More Worldly Than Godly. Shalom

  5. Black people stuck juck and jive on the Baptist religion as if they are still under slave masters rule, best believe you were not Christians before you got on that boat!


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