Religion in America [infographic]

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The U.S. is a land of religious freedom. So, which religion do most Americans choose? Which denominations are most popular? Which regions gravitate to one religion? Find out in this fascinating graphic.

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The founding fathers of America envisioned a land of freedom, which has given way to many varied churches and congregations covering the face of our country. Concerning religious freedom, the First Amendment to the Constitution states:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;

Religion is practiced in many different ways in the United States. According to the latest results from the U.S. Religious Landscape Survey (conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life), an overwhelming 78.4% of Americans consider themselves Christians. Among Christian Denominations, here is the breakdown:

Major Religious Traditions in the U.S.

Religion % of Us Adult Population
Christianity 78.4%
Unaffiliated (Atheist, Agnostic, No particular religion) 16.1%
Other Religions (Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu, Other) 4.7%
Unknown (Don’t know, didn’t answer) 0.8%

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