This chart from Robert P. Jones’ book “The End of White Christian America” illustrates “just how quickly the proportions of white, non-Hispanic Christians have declined across generations,” Jones tells the Washington Post.
Jones is the founding CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI).
The chart sorts Americans by religious affiliation and race, stratified by age. It shows the decline of white Christians among each successive generation.
Today, young adults ages 18 to 29 are less than half as likely to be white Christians as seniors age 65 and older. Nearly 7 in 10 American seniors (67 percent) are white Christians, compared to fewer than 3 in 10 (29 percent) young adults.