People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

American of United States

People Group Info

Total Population: 197,816,000

ROP3 Code: 110448
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: North American Peoples
People Cluster: Anglo-American
Language: English - (eng)
Religion: Christianity
Country of Origin: United States

Photo courtesy of Joshua Project.
By Rich Thompson

Majority Located Where

  , NE - 197,618,000

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Brief Profile

American people trace their ancestry to the original immigrant peoples of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa along with alleging that they adhere to those ancestral cultural traditions. When asked, they view themselves as being of mainstream "American culture", as if there is such a thing as mainstream culture.

In fact, they are often of mixed ancestral descent and follow a melting pot of various cultures. American people and their culture is a variety of expressions due to the United States geographical scale and demographic diversity.

A large majority of the American people claim to follow Christianity, whether that be Roman Catholic or Protestant. However, many are at best nominal Christians. American people also adhere to a variety of other religious beliefs including those who claim to be non-religious.

Prayer Points

  • Ask God to work in the lives and hearts of American people who have become nominal Christians.
  • Pray that evangelical Christians will cross cultures to share the message of Christ with their new foreign neighbors.
  • Ask God to work in the lives and hearts of American people who claim no religion.

Learning Resources

Learn more about "Learning Paths"
Online Courses for embracing, encountering and engaging diaspora people. Work at your own pace. Begin anytime and complete the course according to your schedule. Interactive, Hands-On Application.

Learn more about "Reaching the Nations"
This book delineates five disciplines Christians should develop in order to effectively reach the nations. More specifically, it will guide Christians to develop an engagement strategy in their locale.

Other Resources

Know God in 98 Languages
A CRU resource with 9 different witnessing models (e.g. 4 Spiritual Laws, etc.) in 98 languages.

Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
A 30 day guide to pray for unreached people groups.

Online Talking Bible - English
The purpose of Talking Bibles is to give non-readers and the blind access to the Bible in their native language.

Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
A prayer guide that utilizes the acronym GOSPELS to pray for workers among diaspora.

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