US evangelical following still high as champion Billy Graham honored

US evangelical following still high as champion Billy Graham honoredAs the Reverend Billy Graham lies in honor in the US Capitol, the wave of evangelical Christianity launched by “America’s Pastor” is rolling along while other branches of the Christian faith have been bleeding followers. “There are some pretty significant changes underway in the American religious landscape,” said Greg Smith, associate director of research at the nonpartisan Pew Research Center, which has conducted two vast surveys of religion in America. Christianity is the most popular religion in the United States by a large margin with 70.6 percent of Americans identifying as Christian, according to a 2014 “Religious Landscape Study” by the Washington-based Pew Center.



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