White Christians are now a minority in America:

Christians overall remain a large majority in the U.S., at nearly 70 percent of Americans. However, white Christians, once predominant in the country’s religious life, now comprise only 43 percent of the population

The change has occurred across the spectrum of Christian traditions in the U.S., including sharp drops in membership in predominantly white mainline Protestant denominations…

About 17 percent of Americans now identify as white evangelical, compared to 23 percent a decade ago, according to the survey.

The survey also found that more than a third of all Republicans say they are white evangelicals, and nearly three-quarter identify as white Christians. By comparison, white Christians have become a minority in the Democratic Party, shrinking from 50 percent a decade ago, to 29 percent now. Forty percent of Democrats say they have no religious affiliation.

Among American Catholics, 55 percent now identify as white, compared to 87 percent 25 years ago, amid the growing presence of Latino Catholics, according to the report. Over the last decade, the share of white Catholics in the U.S. population dropped from 16 percent to 11 percent. Over the same period, white mainline Protestants declined from 18 percent to 13 percent of all Americans.

These are incredible changes in an America that has been historically white, and particularly whose identity has been so bound up in the Calvinist/Protestant work ethic. I might live to see Christians become a minority in America. As a white Catholic American, I’ll certainly live to become a minority. Archbishop Chaput’s Strangers in a Strange Land becomes more apropos.