When it comes to religious affiliation in the U.S., the fastest-growing group is the non-affiliated. 25.1% of Americans are Catholic, down from 26.2% in 1990; 15.8% are Baptist, down from 19.3%; 12.9% are mainline Protestant, down from 18. What7%. Those claiming “no religion” now constitute 15% of the population, up from 8.2%.
American Religious Identification Survey
52% of Americans support President Obama’s decision to lift the ban on federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research. 38% are opposed.