(CHRISTIAN POST) – About 75 percent of Americans still identify as Christians, after a 5-percent drop since 2008, according to a new Gallup poll, which also shows that the number of those having no formal religious identification has increased by 5 percent, amounting to 20 percent.
A review of more than 174,000 interviews conducted by Gallup this year shows that three-quarters of American adults identify as Christians, little changed from 2014, but down from 80 percent eight years ago, the survey says.
"Despite these changes, America remains a predominantly Christian nation, and with 94% of those who identify with a religion saying they are Christian," the poll notes, adding that the percentage of Christians is highest among older Americans and decreases with each progressively younger age group.
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The Christian category in the poll includes Catholics, Protestants, Mormons and non-denominational Christians.
In 2015, 24 percent of Americans identify as Catholic, 50 percent as Protestant or as members of another non-Catholic Christian religion, and 2 percent as Mormon, according to Gallup.