What’s the second-most popular religion in your state?
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30-10-2014, 12:53 PM
RE: What’s the second-most popular religion in your state?
Here's some info on Oregon from Wikipedia.

"In a 2009 Gallup poll, Oregon ranked #1 of US states with the highest percentage of residents who were unaffiliated with any religion, at 24.6%.[3] Although 46% of Oregonians identify religion as being "very important", a full 40% of Oregonians (including those affiliated with a religion) seldom or never attend services.[4]"

Denominations:


"A Pew Research Center study reported on by The Oregonian in February 2008, found that Oregon's largest religious group (among Christians and in general) was Catholics, at 14%. All denominations of Protestant accounted for 30%, Mormons for 5%, Buddhists for 2%, and unaffiliated for 27%, all higher than the national average.[8][9] A 2009 Gallup poll found that 69% Oregonians identified with a Christian religion.[10]

30% of Oregonians identify themselves as evangelical Christians, higher than the national average of 26%.[11] Oregon was lower than the national average in people who identify as mainline Protestants, historically black Christians, Catholics, Orthodox Christians, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jews and Muslims. Oregon tracks the national average in its number of Hindus.[12] The largest denominations by number of adherents in 2000 were the Roman Catholic Church with 348,239; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with 104,312; and the Assemblies of God with 49,357.[13]"


"While Oregon has higher than average rates of evangelical Christianity and Mormonism compared to mainline or orthodox sects of Christianity, Judaism and Islam, it does have a slightly higher percentage of Buddhists regardless of sect,[14] and is part of an overall growth in Buddhists not of ethnically Asian origin in the West.[15] Oregon also contains the largest community of Russian Old Believers to be found in the United States (nearly 10,000 as of 2002),[16] due to a relatively large immigrant population from areas where the church originated."

I live in a suburb of Portland and many of my neighbors go to church. Friends that I have that live in the city are non religious and atheists. I'm friends with a lot of local artists and actors so they're heathens, the lot of them. It's kind of a split personality place but I'm so glad I don't live in the South. I'd go nuts.

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30-10-2014, 01:09 PM
RE: What’s the second-most popular religion in your state?
(30-10-2014 05:41 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(29-10-2014 07:10 PM)cjlr Wrote:  Ontario is 65% Christian and 5% Muslim.

And 23% non-religious, so technically that's second.

I'd bet that non-religious comes in second in every state.

Almost certainly. An overwhelmingly Christian heritage and relatively tiny numbers of immigrant heterodox believers will do that to your demographic figures.

If figures for "Christians" are broken down sect by sect, I'd guess non-religious would be the outright plurality in a fair few jurisdictions.

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30-10-2014, 01:58 PM
RE: What’s the second-most popular religion in your state?
(30-10-2014 01:09 PM)cjlr Wrote:  
(30-10-2014 05:41 AM)Chas Wrote:  I'd bet that non-religious comes in second in every state.

Almost certainly. An overwhelmingly Christian heritage and relatively tiny numbers of immigrant heterodox believers will do that to your demographic figures.

If figures for "Christians" are broken down sect by sect, I'd guess non-religious would be the outright plurality in a fair few jurisdictions.

I'm pretty sure there are also a large number of "in name only" Christians who go to Church primarily for social reasons. They will self-identify as Christians, but their beliefs aren't much stronger (if at all) than yours or mine.
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30-10-2014, 02:18 PM
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Ontario was already mentioned... But its bigger than every state besides Alaska. For the city I live in, Brampton, the second most popular religion is Sikh @ nearly 1/5 the population... But the city is less than 1/3 caucasian. On my trip to DC last weekend, I was surprised at how many white and black people I saw, and the number of Jesus signs on the drive down there.
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30-10-2014, 02:20 PM
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Wrong thread sorry.
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30-10-2014, 02:40 PM
RE: What’s the second-most popular religion in your state?
From Wikipedia - Kansas: these stats are pretty old...

Quote:The 2008 Pew Religious Landscape Survey showed the religious makeup of Kansas was as follows: Christian 86%, Protestant 53.7%, Roman Catholic 29%, Latter Day Saints/Mormons 2%, Jehovah's Witness 2%, Non denominational 1%, Non-religious 9%, Jewish 2%, Muslim 0.5%, Buddhist 0.5% and Hindu 0.5%.

As of the year 2010, the Association of Religion Data Archives(ARDA) reported that the Catholic Church has the highest number of adherents in Kansas (at 426,611), followed by the United Methodist Church with 202,989 members, and the Southern Baptist Convention, reporting 99,329 adherents.

The Kansas Baha'i community has the distinction of being the second in the western hemisphere, founded in 1897 in Enterprise, Kansas. In 2012, it was reported there has been a growth in Mormons and Catholics.

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30-10-2014, 03:48 PM
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South Carolina-- # 2 is Baha'i


Below is an excerpt from NPR.


Faith And Race In South Carolina

Louis E. Venters, an assistant professor of history at Francis Marion University and author of the forthcoming book Most Great Reconstruction: The Baha'i Faith and Interracial Community in Jim Crow South Carolina, makes an observation similar to Hillary's. "To put the map in context," he says, "let's acknowledge at the outset that it doesn't take very much to be the second-largest religion in South Carolina. It is a solidly Christian, and particularly Protestant, state, and all the minority religions combined comprise only a tiny fraction of the population."

But, Louis says, "whatever the size of the Baha'i faith in South Carolina — relative to other minority religions — I think its history is quite compelling and worthy of attention in itself."

From as far back as 1910, Louis says, "the Baha'is were virtually unique in Jim Crow South Carolina in attempting to create an interracial religious community — for which they suffered harassment and violence."

By the 1960s, he says, there were local Baha'i organizations in many towns in north Georgia and South Carolina. The tradition spread. "The Louis G. Gregory Baha'i Institute in Georgetown County, founded in 1972 and named for the black Charleston native who first brought the religion to South Carolina," says Louis, "became a cultural and educational hub for the South Carolina movement. And Radio Baha'i WLGI — broadcasting from the same site beginning in 1985 — has brought its teachings and ethos to a large section of the state."

The story of Louis Gregory and his wife, Louisa, is chronicled by PBS in Interracial Relationships that Changed History. In 2003, the Baha'i community designated Louis Gregory's childhood home as a museum.

"The Baha'i community today is relatively well-known in South Carolina for its long record of interracialism, strong attention to community service and the education of children and youth of all backgrounds, and contributions to interfaith dialogue."

He adds: "Although the map may have come as a surprise to those who aren't familiar with this history, to me — and I think to most Baha'is in South Carolina — it makes pretty good sense. And if it brings to light one of the South's oldest and most successful experiments in interracial community-building, so much the better."


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30-10-2014, 07:07 PM
RE: What’s the second-most popular religion in your state?
Where I live , it's predominantly atheist. The only church goers are the elderly. It's safe to say that once they pass away then no one will use the churches for worship anymore.

So I'd say christianty is clearly joint last with JWs and Mormons as a belief.
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30-10-2014, 07:41 PM
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I just found out something!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Oregon

highest in Murica!


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30-10-2014, 11:11 PM
RE: What’s the second-most popular religion in your state?
(30-10-2014 07:41 PM)Shadow Fox Wrote:  I just found out something!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Oregon

highest in Murica!

Yes, but they also are very high in bizarre new age beliefs and other forms of spiritual woo. It's what happens when you collect an abundance of hipsters and hippys in one area.

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