According to new Gallup Poll stats, 74% of Americans identify with Christianity or a Christian-based religion--the number was 86% in 1990.
Either we're losing, or more people are being honest!
Another 5% identify with a non-Christian religion, with only O.6% identifying as Muslim. The remaining percentage (around 21), either don't identify with a religion or just didn't responding to the survey question.
Even Gallup has some skepticism concerning these numbers. Upon further questioning of the religious folk, they found the following to be true, or at least reported:
80 percent of Americans say they’re part of a religion, but Gallup found only 64% of those say religion is “important in daily life.” And only a slight majority (5%) think religions is “very important.”only about 36% (over the last three years) of respondents have attended a church service in the past seven days.
Certainly attending church is not the main criterion of "being religious," but it does say something about these numbers. You can identify as an apple tree all you want, but until you start growing apples, there is reason to suspect your claim!
What you identify as doesn’t matter; what Christ identifies you as does!
The true test of Christian faith is fruit, primarily love. Grow it!
Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.