The Mainstream Protestants are breaking apart, teaching contrary to Christ, and much of the rest of protestantism is isolated individuals, megachurch/Olsteen, “prosperity gospel,” Benny Hinn, etc. The Southern Baptist vote conservative, but aren’t exactly known for their high minority membership.
The Church remains whole and correct in Her teaching. We have work to do, but there is reason for hope.
“The rest of protestantism is isolated individuals, megachurch/Olsteen, prosperity gospel, Benny Hinn, etc. is an inaccurate, biased broad brush.
Time reported (2006) only 17% of all Christians identified with the prosperity gospel (which is not simply believing God will bless giving), while Pew found that 90% of evangelical leaders reject the so-called prosperity gospel, the notion that God will grant wealth and good health to those who have enough faith. (http://www.pewforum.org/uploadedFiles/Topics/Religious_Affiliation/Christian/Evangelical_Protestant_Churches/Global%20Survey%20of%20Evan.%20Prot.%20Leaders.pdf)
In addition, 1200 Catholic churches are over 2000 in attendance, but being a megachurch (over 2000 in attendance) is not necessarily wrong, (Acts 2) and with large populations and transportation this is more likely, and often these hold services at multiple locations.
However, megachurches only make up one-half of 1 percent of all the religious congregations in the nation, while 26.3% of all churches are Evangelical Protestant, and 57% of megachurches were founded before 1961.
Of this 0.5% of megachurches, 56%-71 are Evangelical, with 16% being Southern Baptist, and 8 - 17% are Pentecostal. Finally, 25% belong to the “Charismatic Pastor-focused” group, superstar preachers which can be the more problematic.
In addition, the sections of the US with the highest percentage of megachurches mostly voted for Romney, the West coast excepting.
As for being not being exactly known for their high minority membership, this is true, which is much in contrast to RC membership.
But evangelicals remain substantially more conservative than Catholics overall, (http://www.peacebyjesus.com/RC-Stats_vs._Evang.html) and while you can disown the cafeteria types which are the majority (and we can do the same), the fact is that Rome treats such as members in life and in death, and not just Ted Kennedy.
“The Church remains whole and correct in Her teaching”
This is a point which caused me to revert years ago. So many would like to change the teachings but they can’t and they won’t becuase the truth is not up for a vote.