As non-believers from outside religion we easily observe characters in movies and television being portrayed (either overtly or subtly) as Christian. The thing is that so many Christians don't see this; either because of their belief that they are being persecuted, or because they completely overlook the subtle cues.

As I see it most of Hollywood is attempting to keep the Christian portrayal mostly neutral and non-specific in an attempt at general appeasement and to avoid alienating any one sect. Christians can self-identify and relate to a nondescript *Christian* on screen; but a Catholic doesn't get that connection to a *Baptist* character, or an Episcopalian to a *Mormon* character, etc, etc.

I'm looking for a source list that could help me backup this observation with some facts. I feel I can confidently claim that Christians are portrayed in majority, but I need some numbers to verify my claim holds up. Has anyone ever seen a list of the religiosity of characters from movies and television?

So far The Googles have failed me. That, or my own brain in wording my searches.

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Even "Touched by an angel" didn't specify christianity, that I recall.

You should watch Orange is the New Black then. Nothing subtle about their portrayal on that show. Please note that this clip is a massive spoiler alert 

Not that I know of, but Adherents has the religions of comic book characters, so you might start there:

http://www.adherents.com/lit/comics/Superman.html

Superman's a funny example because he comes from a planet where there's no Jesus and then is raised by a couple of church-going farmers.

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