WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNC) — Churches of Christ scored a 6.1 out of a possible 10 for racial diversity in the US, placing above most religions and groups, but coming in under the average for all US adults.

The chart below was published on the Pew Research Center’s FactTank July 27.


According to the report, “if a religious group had exactly equal shares of each of the five racial and ethnic groups (20% each), it would get a 10.0 on the index; a religious group made up entirely of one racial group would get a 0.0. By comparison, U.S. adults overall rate at 6.6 on the scale.”

The results might serve to spur discussions among Christians about receptivity in the various groups and how well churches have worked to reach the various racial groups represented in the US.