Is the United States a Christian Nation?

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Various politicians, religious leaders, and other groups embrace the idea that the United States was founded as a Christian nation. This learning module will explore the extent to which Americans espouse this belief, who is most likely to believe the United States is a Christian nation, whether the numbers of these Americans are growing or declining, and how differences in how researchers ask questions about the Christian nation narrative can influence how pervasive this belief appears to be.

Estimated time to complete: 35 minutes.

Skills Utilized

  • Interpreting graphs and tables
  • Identifying trends
  • Drawing conclusions from data

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