Starting with our founding fathers incorporating into our constitution the clause, "Freedom of Religion" in 1777, did they ever think 235 years later there would be more than 1,584 religious organizations, registered in the United States?
My facts come from the Association of Religion Data Archives, and also from the National Congregations Study, studies, for the past 30 years beginning in 1981, until October 2012 of this year, using the 2012 census.
314,795,206 Population census in America.
50,013,107 Evangelical Protestants
22,568,258 Mainline Protestants
4,877,067 Black Protestants
13,146,919 Other small groups
150,596,676 Total regular church attendees
314,795,206 Total population census
Subtract: 150,596,676 Total Regular Church Attendees
164,198,530 Less Christians then Christians
158,148,746 Population who has no church affiliation
4,960,000 Islam, Atheism, Wichum, Agnosticism