The Midwest is one of the few places in the country where a majority of people identify as Christian.
There are also signs that the church may be in the midst of a revival.
According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, the number of Christians in America is rising steadily.
More than 60 percent of Americans say they are a Christian, and the percentage of Americans who say they’re religiously unaffiliated has reached 25 percent.
There’s even a term for this: “Christian Millennials.”
The trend of more Christians entering the Midwest is not just a demographic trend.
The Pew Research report also found that the number and percentage of young Americans who identify as Christians has increased steadily.
The number of young people ages 18 to 34 who say that they are Christians has doubled in the past decade, and among those ages 35 to 44, the percentage who identify with Christianity has increased from 20 percent to 31 percent.
“We’re not just building bridges, we’re building a bridge of faith and a bridge for those who are struggling with their faith to feel like they can get the help they need,” said Tim Jones, executive director of Faith Based America, a nonprofit organization that provides religious and faith-based support to the younger generations.
For the most part, the Pew Research survey finds that Americans have begun to take a more welcoming stance toward the church, even as the Pew survey shows that the percentage that say they would have a “strong” or “favorably” opinion of the church has dropped.
The Pew Research poll found that when it comes to the perception of a church, Christians are not just welcoming to the idea of a congregation but more than 90 percent of people think a congregation of 100 or more people would be “very good.”
The poll also found, however, that Americans continue to have a problem with being judgmental toward the churches.
When asked about the perceived moral shortcomings of churches that don’t embrace Jesus, nearly 90 percent said they were judgmental about the churches, and nearly a third said that their own church was a good one.