How Hindus Grew into Second-Largest Faith in Arizona & Delaware
A map from the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies showing the largest non-Christian groups in each U.S. state.Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies / Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies
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Every ten years, the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies conducts a nationwide religion census, cataloging the number, location, and growth of adherents to organized religions across the country. Their latest data reveals the changing nature of American faith, and some surprising hubs for followers of non-Christian traditions.
While the overwhelming majority of Americans -- 77% of the population -- continue to identify themselves as Christian, a map detailing the second-largest religion in each state shows that Hindus are the largest non-Christian group in both Arizona and Delaware.