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The Second-Largest Religion in Each State
Washington Post ^ | June 4 | Reid Wilson

Posted on 06/06/2014 11:14:32 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Christianity is by far the largest religion in the United States; more than three-quarters of Americans identify as Christians. A little more than half of us identify as Protestants, about 23 percent as Catholic and about 2 percent as Mormon.

But what about the rest of us? In the Western U.S., Buddhists represent the largest non-Christian religious bloc in most states. In 20 states, mostly in the Midwest and South, Islam is the largest non-Christian faith tradition. And in 15 states, mostly in the Northeast, Judaism has the most followers after Christianity. Hindus come in second place in Arizona and Delaware, and there are more practitioners of the Baha’i faith in South Carolina than anyone else.

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All these data come from the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, which conducts a U.S. Religion Census every 10 years. Here’s what their map of the second-most-practiced religions looks like:

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: christianity; denominations; islam; latterdaysaints; lds; mormonism; religion; runnersup; states

1 posted on 06/06/2014 11:14:32 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

about 2 percent as Mormon.
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Mormons are not Christians...

Mormonism is a separate religion with very little to recognize as possible Christianity..

Mormonism is closer to Islam..

In fact since the founder of Mormonism, Joseph Smith denounce Christianity, and Christians, and the Bible as false, and wanted to be a “Second Mohammad” and was actually called “the American Mohammad”, Mormonism could be said to be an off shoot of Islam, or a denomination of Islam..

But it would not ever be confused with Christianity..

and Joseph Smith never intended it to be..


2 posted on 06/06/2014 11:21:25 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: nickcarraway

cool. thanks!


3 posted on 06/06/2014 11:29:06 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: nickcarraway

How did all those Hindus wind up in Arizona? And the Bahai in SC? Not complaining, just surprised.


4 posted on 06/06/2014 11:30:11 AM PDT by Gunpowder green
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To: Tennessee Nana
A little more than half of us identify as Protestants, about 23 percent as Catholic and about 2 percent as Mormon.

Shouldn't protestants be called catholic protestants?
That is what they are protesting, right?

5 posted on 06/06/2014 11:30:42 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: Tennessee Nana
Mormons are not Christians

I like mine buttered, Nana! :-)

6 posted on 06/06/2014 11:32:06 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: nickcarraway
there are more practitioners of the Baha’i faith in South Carolina than anyone else.

Hemingway, South Carolina. Big Baha'i presence. I know next to nothing about the religious belief, but they have a pretty cool radio station and good taste in music. Very strong signal, can pick it up well into NC.

7 posted on 06/06/2014 11:32:14 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: nickcarraway

Florida has more muzzies than Jews. What happened to the stereotypes.


8 posted on 06/06/2014 11:33:00 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

OK, tell me what kind of music Baha’is are into.


9 posted on 06/06/2014 11:34:07 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: nickcarraway
Obama quotes;

"Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation.”

“We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation."

10 posted on 06/06/2014 11:35:21 AM PDT by potlatch ("Dream as if you'll live forever...Live as if you'll die today")
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To: Gunpowder green

Immigration patterns? Read Thomas Sowell, he writes all about it in Race and Culture, among other tomes.


11 posted on 06/06/2014 11:35:25 AM PDT by MSF BU (n)
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To: Genoa

It runs the gamut, from gospel to R&B. I found a current playlist:

http://wlgi.org/?page_id=556


12 posted on 06/06/2014 11:37:39 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: potlatch

The U.S. is “one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.”


13 posted on 06/06/2014 11:38:27 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

we are warned.
we are warned.

Islam teaches the subjugation or killing of Christians/Jews.

it is therefore NOT like any other major “religion”

Protestants, Catholics, Jews, Orthodox, Mormons, Buddhists, Hindus, Taoists, Zoroastrians, Unitarians... can all debate beliefs and doctrines galore .... we can all disagree ... BUT NONE of these faith traditions teaches the subjugation and killing of Christians and Jews

Islam does.

We are warned.
Keep bringing them in here and we will wind up like the Christians in Lebanon or Syria or Egypt or Arabia or Iraq or Iran or Kenya or Pakistan or...

living in abject fear or hiding for our lives...

we are warned.


14 posted on 06/06/2014 11:38:30 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: RegulatorCountry
It runs the gamut

LOL! I should have guessed!

15 posted on 06/06/2014 11:38:38 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Genoa

Seals and Crofts are Baha’i. Big hits in the 70’s.


16 posted on 06/06/2014 11:40:16 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I can't stand Seals and Crofts. I dated a girl who adored them. That didn't last.

17 posted on 06/06/2014 11:42:23 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: faithhopecharity

We have been warned but is anyone listening?

Far too many have bought into the religion of peace crap, probably because they know a Muslim personally. And can never dream of them wanting to kill.

It’s probably true that most Muslims in this country don’t want to kill anyone, but that doesn’t mean Islam isn’t evil. It just means they aren’t real Muslims.

Heaven help us when the majority of Muslims start realizing the real tenents of their faith and start behaving like such.


18 posted on 06/06/2014 11:48:26 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: Genoa

“Radio Baha’i” WLGI 90.9 in Hemingway, SC does play good music. I’d call it calming but not dull, nice variety. Popular with tourists up and down the beaches, from southern NC to practically GA. I know nothing about their religious beliefs, but they don’t appear to be anti-Christian from what little exposure I’ve had.


19 posted on 06/06/2014 11:50:04 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: faithhopecharity

Islam teaches the subjugation or killing of Christians/Jews and any one else who is not a muslim, moreover, anyone who is not of the same Islamic sect.


20 posted on 06/06/2014 11:50:41 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Tennessee Nana
But (Mormonism) would not ever be confused with Christianity..

Depends on your definition of "Christianity." Which vary from "anybody who considers Christ to be a great moral teacher" (by which definition a lot of Buddhists, Hindus, atheists and Muslims qualify) to "only my particular denomination, and I'm not too sure about most of them." So that's a question that cannot be answered without unilaterally imposing your own definition.

and Joseph Smith never intended it to be..

Here you are flat out inaccurate. Old Joe considered himself to be the restorer of "true Christianity." So it is just inaccurate to say that Joe didn't claim to be a Christian. The same continues to this day for his followers.

You (and I) may of course disagree with him as to whether this belief of his/theirs was/is accurate. But not that he believed, or at any rate claimed to.

21 posted on 06/06/2014 11:54:33 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: FourtySeven

Actually, many Muslims come here to get away from other Muslims.


22 posted on 06/06/2014 11:55:41 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: RegulatorCountry

Baha’i is syncretistic, an eclectic amalgamation. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baha’i


23 posted on 06/06/2014 11:56:48 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: nickcarraway

Lots of other stats are shown at the link below.

25 Other charts, maps showing various statistics

Things like wealth, moving to/from, conservatives/liberals, abortions, taxes, religions, etc.

24 posted on 06/06/2014 12:02:02 PM PDT by deport
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To: Genoa; RegulatorCountry
I should add that most Baha'is claim they are not syncretists.

25 posted on 06/06/2014 12:02:07 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: deport

Linkee she no workee.


26 posted on 06/06/2014 12:02:53 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: nickcarraway

They left our the fastest growing religion on the planet. Global warmists.


27 posted on 06/06/2014 12:05:21 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: deport; Genoa

CLICK revised link for 25 Other charts, maps, etc.


28 posted on 06/06/2014 12:05:38 PM PDT by deport
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To: deport

Very interesting, even though several of the maps seem to have been compiled by hand-wringing moonbats.


29 posted on 06/06/2014 12:17:54 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: nickcarraway

The percentage of Muslim population in North America is 1.71

http://www.muslimpopulation.com/America/

It’s hard to get absolute figures as most are several years old but in 2011 it was stated that;

There are 2.75 million Muslims living in the United States, a majority of whom, 63 percent, are first-generation immigrants. — Pew Research Center

As of March 2012, the population of the United States was 311,591,917 people.


30 posted on 06/06/2014 12:23:18 PM PDT by potlatch ("Dream as if you'll live forever...Live as if you'll die today")
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To: potlatch

the royal “we”


31 posted on 06/06/2014 12:26:02 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Sherman Logan

Here you are flat out inaccurate. Old Joe considered himself to be the restorer of “true Christianity.”
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The LORD Jesus Christ is not to blame for the deviant ideas of the pagan Joseph Smith...


32 posted on 06/06/2014 12:31:04 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: RegulatorCountry

Bahai are completely anti-Christian. They encapsulate all religions as they interpret them all as being manifestations or emanations of the same truth that will come and be envisioned ultimately in a world religion led by a future messiah/leader which will be the Anti-Christ. It is massive syncretism/ pluralism while advocating for world government and world unification in all areas. They have this in common with new age views also. They would deny every tenet and exclusive belief of orthodox Christianity although they might not admit to it they reinterpret all words and beliefs.


33 posted on 06/06/2014 12:35:42 PM PDT by Sheapdog (Chew the meat, spit out the bones - FUBO - Come and get me)
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To: Tennessee Nana
[the royal “we”]

Yep, always about 'him' and we know what he is...

Have you heard his quote on 'sin'?

Obama’s response when asked what his definition of sin is: “Being out of alignment with my values.”

34 posted on 06/06/2014 12:41:17 PM PDT by potlatch ("Dream as if you'll live forever...Live as if you'll die today")
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To: Sheapdog

I think you have them confused with Episcopalians.


35 posted on 06/06/2014 12:49:21 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: faithhopecharity

Islam is more than just a ‘religion’, it’s an ideology controlling behavior, lifestyle, government and politics.

When their population reaches a certain mass in a country they begin to make more and more demands. We have already seen this happening.


36 posted on 06/06/2014 1:03:18 PM PDT by potlatch ("Dream as if you'll live forever...Live as if you'll die today")
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To: Tennessee Nana

Quite true. Which is why you are free to believe that Joe was not a Christian.

But not that he didn’t claim to be one.


37 posted on 06/06/2014 1:03:27 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Gunpowder green
Hindus come in second place in Arizona and Delaware ...

Who commissioned this study? Joe "In Delaware, the largest growth of population is Indian Americans, moving from India. You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I'm not joking" Biden?

How did all those Hindus wind up in Arizona?

I don't know. Maybe they heard Arizona was still Indian Country and didn't understand.

The first Indian-American (i.e South Asian) US Congressman was from Imperial County, California, just across the river. He was a Sikh, though (there's been a Sikh farming community around Yuba City for a long time).

38 posted on 06/06/2014 1:06:10 PM PDT by x
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To: AppyPappy; All

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‘Actually, many Muslims come here to get away from other Muslims.’
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Muslims come here because the Koran INSTRUCTS THEM TO.

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THE KORAN PROMISES COUNTRIES TO CONQUER AND THE SPOILS THERIN:

Sura 33 “And he bequeathed to you their lands, their homes and their possessions, together with land you have never trodden” (33.27) .

THAT MEANS THE U.S Allah has bequeathed to the muzzies.

MUSLIMS ARE INSTRUCTED IN THE KORAN TO BE STILL UNTIL THEY HAVE THE NUMBERS IN THE COUNTRIES THEY HAVE INVADED:

“Be patient with unbelievers until you have strength” (86.17).

THE KORAN INSTRUCTS MUSLIMS TO BE DECEPTIVE:
Quran 3:28 Don’t have unbelieving friends unless it is to deceive them. Remember the final goal is to Allah.

SHARIA LAW MUST RULE THE WORLD

Allah’s law (Sharia) is binding to all…4:135

Allah accepts only Sharia and no other laws…7:29, 57:25

Quran 9:33 ISLAM WILL PREVAIL OVER ALL RELIGIONS

THE FOUNDER OF CAIR HAS TOLD US PLAINLY OF ISLAM’S OBJECTIVE IN AMERICA:

“ISLAM ISN’T IN AMERICA TO BE EQUAL TO ANY OTHER FAITH, BUT TO BECOME DOMINANT. The Koran ... should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth. Everthing we need to know is in the Koran. We don’t need to look somewhere else.”

OMAR M. AHMAD, CHAIRMAN OF CAIR, the mainsteam Muslim advocacy group.

Every “moderate” Muslim is a potential terrorist. The belief in Islam is like a tank of gasoline. It looks innocuous, until it meets the fire. For a “moderate” Muslim to become a murderous jihadist, all it takes is a spark of faith.

Ali Sina

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39 posted on 06/06/2014 1:51:23 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: patriot08

Truth about “allah”.

Allah = Satan the devil.


40 posted on 06/06/2014 2:21:38 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

You nailed it, Biggirl.


41 posted on 06/06/2014 3:55:36 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Raycpa

I think you have them confused with Episcopalians.


Haha

Your right in that much of liberal Christianity and Catholicism does exactly the same and looks forward to the same false delusions that will be consummated in the Anti-Christ and a false millennial hope and change.


42 posted on 06/06/2014 4:14:02 PM PDT by Sheapdog (Chew the meat, spit out the bones - FUBO - Come and get me)
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To: Biggirl

Arabic-speaking Christians refer to God as Allah, and I assure you they don’t mean the Enemy.


43 posted on 06/07/2014 7:28:11 AM PDT by The Grammarian
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To: The Grammarian

In truth the proper name of God is: Yahweh, not allah.


44 posted on 06/09/2014 5:15:17 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

In truth, demonizing Arabic-speaking Christians because they use the Arabic word for ‘God’ is silly.


45 posted on 06/09/2014 3:26:39 PM PDT by The Grammarian
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To: The Grammarian

Who knows, they may have been forced to say it in the Arabic.


46 posted on 06/10/2014 3:56:00 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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