Statistics About Black Americans – Religion

Christians

36.4% of black Americans attend church weekly. Source: 2004 survey by Association of Religion Data Archive/Pennsylvania State University

Important for U.S. president to have strong religious beliefs: 43% of black Protestants completely agree, 41% mostly agree, 13% disagree, 3% don’t know. Source: Pew Forum poll, “Religion In Campaign ’08”

Journalists asking politicians about religion is: 60% of black Protestants say proper, 32% improper, 8% don’t know. Source: Pew Forum poll, “Religion In Campaign ’08”

Should churches endorse candidates: 58% of black Protestants say no, 29% yes, 13% don’t know. Source: Pew Forum poll, “Religion In Campaign ’08”

Stem-cell research: 40% of black Protestants say more important to conduct research, 40% say more important to not destroy embryos, 20% don’t know. Source: Pew Forum poll, “Religion In Campaign ’08”

Gay marriage: 64% of black Protestants oppose it, 25% support, 11% don’t know. Source: Pew Forum poll, “Religion In Campaign ’08”

Abortion: 21% of black Protestants say it should be legal in all cases, 39% say legal in most cases, 19% say illegal in most cases, 18% say illegal in all cases, 3% don’t know. Source: Pew Forum poll, “Religion In Campaign ’08”

Death penalty: 51% of black Protestants oppose it, 38% favor, 11% don’t know. Source: Pew Forum poll, “Religion In Campaign ’08”

Muslims

26% of all USA Muslims are black, and 20% of all Muslims living in America are native-born blacks. Source: Pew Research Center poll, “Muslim Americans: Middle-Class And Mostly Mainstream”, 2007.

More than half (56%) of all native-born Muslims in USA are black, with the majority being converts to Islam as opposed to growing up in the religion. Only 10% of foreign-born Muslims in USA are black. Source: Pew Research Center poll, “Muslim Americans: Middle-Class And Mostly Mainstream”, 2007.

64% of native-born black Muslims in USA are male. Source: Pew Research Center poll, “Muslim Americans: Middle-Class And Mostly Mainstream”, 2007.

57% of native-born black Muslims in USA share a home with one or more non-Muslims, which is opposite of for USA Muslims in general (61% of whom share a home where everyone is Muslim). Source: Pew Research Center poll, “Muslim Americans: Middle-Class And Mostly Mainstream”, 2007.

54% of native-born black Muslims in USA attend mosque weekly. Source: Pew Research Center poll, “Muslim Americans: Middle-Class And Mostly Mainstream”, 2007.

32% of native-born black Muslims in USA are self-employed or own a small business(compared to the 8% rate among all black Americans). Source: Pew Research Center poll, “Muslim Americans: Middle-Class And Mostly Mainstream”, 2007

47% of native-born black Muslims say that Muslim newcomers to USA should strive to keep their religious and cultural identities; 31% believe they should try to assimilate. Source: Pew Research Center poll, “Muslim Americans: Middle-Class And Mostly Mainstream”, 2007

36% of native-born black Muslims have a very unfavorable view of al Qaeda. Source: Pew Research Center poll, “Muslim Americans: Middle-Class And Mostly Mainstream”, 2007