The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Melting pot faith

According to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, 35 percent of Americans attend religious services of a faith different from their own.

Nearly one-quarter believe in some elements of Eastern or New Age beliefs, including reincarnation (24 percent), spiritual energy in mountains, trees or crystals (26 percent) and astrology (25 percent).

While 7-in-10 white evangelicals and African-American Protestants said they'd had religious or mystical experiences, fewer than 4-in-10 traditional Protestant or Roman Catholic whites did so.


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