Pew Research has come up with a different way of classifying American religion. Instead of looking at broad categories (evangelicals, Catholics, mainline Protestants), or affiliations (denominations, religions), it has drawn up a “typology” based on how religious a person is, along with some other descriptors.
I know, there are problems with this. But the Pew study based on these categories has some interesting findings. First, here are the seven categories:
The Highly Religious
(1) Sunday Stalwarts. These are the people who attend their place of worship regularly and regularly read and believe their religion’s sacred text.” (17% of Americans)