The first shall be from: Jones, Robert P. (2016-07-12). The End of White Christian America. Simon & Schuster. Kindle Edition. The author is our enemy. The main premise of the book is to count invaders as Americans without ever talking about the invasion. Even with knowledge of the Invasion, there are still things to learn from the data that the author gloats over.
“Earlier and steeper declines among white mainline Protestants, followed by later significant declines among white evangelical Protestants. Using the General Social Survey to measure retention rates for each group, Putnam and Campbell found that mainline Protestant retention rates began to fall among people who came of age between 1920 and 1960, stabilizing at about 60– 65 percent. In other words, as they put it, “for the last half century roughly one-third of the people raised in one of the mainline Protestant denominations has left the faith, mostly to become evangelical or none.”
White evangelical Protestants, by contrast, retained approximately three quarters of their children for most of the twentieth century. However, among those who came of age in the 2000s, the retention rate plunged to 62 percent, a number comparable to that of their mainline cousins.”