smiddy: I`m not quite sure I understand the white christian designation .Are coloured christians of no consequence ?
This question ,the way its put sounds very racist , but I dont believe that was your intent FTS ,can you clarify it ?
Hi Smiddy, since we are both non-American, I guess we should background the Atlantic magazine. Its over 100 years old and is usually seen as - (I quote Wikipedia),
" a literary and cultural commentary magazine, it has grown to achieve a national reputation as a high-quality review organ with a liberal worldview ... The periodical has won more National Magazine Awards than any other monthly magazine. ... Focusing on "foreign affairs, politics, and the economy [as well as] cultural trends", it is now primarily aimed at a target audience of serious national readers and "thought leaders"."
I quoted the article in the light of a fairly general anti-Christian viewpoint on this web-site, the loss of influence of the rabid rightwing Christian viewpoint that was once seen as dominant in the USA is significant, and that seems to be the the author's point. He sees the older "white Christian" segment of the USA's population (once dominant) as fast losing that dominance. Of course, if you add the Hispanic American segment (now around 40 million strong), of the American population, (probably strongly Catholic) to the 'White Christian" segment, you might grow the "Christian" element of the USA to around 70%.
Of course, the author's article is sociological in intent and he sees the 'white Christian' segment of the US population as fast losing its former dominance, which may underline the belief (of some) that the 'core' of Trump's support is formed by the 'angry old white men,' of the USA.
Does that make sense?