The Faith Profile of Los Angeles, CA. Godless Hollywood? “Lost” Angeles? Barna’s tracking of faith trends shows the nation’s second largest city is less Christianized than other cities in the nation. It has a high concentration of adults with no faith as well as Pantheists (Hindu, Buddhists, Confucian and so on). Still, 24% of the LA region’s residents are Catholic and 31% are Protestant. The city features an interesting contrast in that just 33% are born again Christians, well below the national average of 43%. Yet, among born again Christians it has a relatively high rate of faith sharing activity. It is a city of independent thinkers. For example, denominational connections tend to be less common among Christians in the west coast city, with non-denominational churches faring comparatively better than those associated with mainline denominations. They tend not to attend Sunday school, by comparison to national norms, but religious small… Read More
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