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  1. Protestantism is the largest grouping of Christians in the United States, with its combined denominations collectively comprising about 43% of the country's population (or 141 million people) in 2019. [1] Other estimates suggest that 48.5% of the U.S. population (or 157 million people) is Protestant. [2]

  2. Christianity was introduced with the first European settlers beginning in the 16th and 17th centuries. Colonists from Northern Europe introduced Protestantism in its Anglican and Reformed forms to Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts Bay Colony, New Netherland, Virginia Colony, and Carolina Colony.

  3. ARTICLE. leveled. The Protestant Reformation that began with Martin Luther in 1517 played a key role in the development of the North American colonies and the eventual United States. Grades. 3, 5, 7, 9 - 12. Subjects. Religion, Social Studies, Civics, U.S. History, World History. Image. Martin Luther at the Diet of Worms 1521.

  4. May 12, 2015 · Evangelicals now make up a clear majority (55%) of all U.S. Protestants. In 2007, 51% of U.S. Protestants identified with evangelical churches. While the overall Christian share of the population has dropped in recent years, the number of Americans who do not identify with any religion has soared.

  5. Protestantism is the largest grouping of Christians in the United States, with its combined denominations collectively comprising about 43% of the country's population (or 141 million people) in 2019. Other estimates suggest that 48.5% of the U.S. population (or 157 million people) is Protestant.

  6. The Protestant Reformation. Today there are many types of Protestant Churches. For example, Baptist is currently the largest denomination in the United States but there are many dozens more. How did this happen? Where did they all begin?

  7. Influence on nationalism. Protestantism eventually became the majority faith throughout northwestern Europe and in England and English-speaking America. In the 19th century, missionaries from those areas spread Protestantism throughout the world, establishing, with Roman Catholicism, a presence in Asia and Africa and in largely Catholic Latin ...

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