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Religion in North America

Religious Belief in North America, according to 2010-2012 data

Religion in North America spans the period of Native American dwelling, European settlement, and the present day. Its various faiths have been a major influence on art, culture, philosophy and law.

Between them, the United States, Mexico and Canada account for 85 percent of the population of North America. Religion in each of these countries is dominated by Christianity (77.4),[1][2] making it the largest religion in North America.

By denomination

Judaism

  • North America: 1.8%[3]
  • United States: 2.0%[4] to 1.7%[5][6]
  • Canada: 1.2%[7]
  • Mexico: 0.02%

Christianity

  • North America: 75.2%[8]-77.4%[9]
  • United States: 73.7%[10]
  • Canada: 67.3%[11]
  • Mexico: 87.7%[12]

Islam

  • North America: 1.0%[13]
  • United States: 0.7%[14]
  • Canada: 3.2%[15]
  • Mexico: 0.2%[16]

Buddhism

  • United States: 0.6%
  • Canada: 1.1%
  • Mexico: 0.9%

Hinduism

  • United States: 1.0%
  • Canada: 1.6%
  • Mexico: 0.9%

Sikhism

  • United States: 0.2%
  • Canada: 1.4%

Bahá’í Faith

  • United States: 0.2%[17]
  • Canada: 0.1%[17]
  • Mexico: <0.1%[17]

Non-Religious

  • Canada: 23.9% [11]
  • United States: 22.8%[18]
  • Mexico: 4.6%[19]

By country

Canada

Mexico

United States

See also

References

  1. ^ ANALYSIS (2011-12-19). “Americas”. Pewforum.org. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
  2. ^ ANALYSIS (2011-12-19). “Global religious landscape: Christians”. Pewforum.org. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
  3. ^ “THE GLOBAL RELIGIOUS LANDSCAPE: Jews”. pewforum. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  4. ^ Barry A. Kosmin and Ariela Keysar (2009). “AMERICAN RELIGIOUS IDENTIFICATION SURVEY (ARIS) 2008” (PDF). Hartford, Connecticut, USA: Trinity College. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-04-07. Retrieved 2009-04-01.
  5. ^ “CIA Fact Book”. CIA Wololrld Fact Book. 2002. Retrieved 2007-12-30.
  6. ^
    “Religious Composition of the U.S.” (PDF). U.S. Religious Landscape Survey. Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. 2007. Retrieved 2010-11-29.
  7. ^ “The Jewish Population of Canada – 2011 National Household Survey [2015 Reports Added] | Berman Jewish DataBank”. www.jewishdatabank.org. Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  8. ^ calculated with country data
  9. ^ “THE GLOBAL RELIGIOUS LANDSCAPE: Christians”. pewforum. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  10. ^ “5 key findings on religion in the U.S.” Gallop. 2016-12-23. Retrieved 2018-05-12.
  11. ^ a b “Religions in Canada—Census 2011”. Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada.
  12. ^ Pew Research Center: Religion in Latin America Widespread Change in a Historically Catholic Region
  13. ^ “THE GLOBAL RELIGIOUS LANDSCAPE: Muslims”. pewforum. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  14. ^ The Future of the Muslim Population – United States Pew Forum.
  15. ^ https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/canadians-losing-their-religion-and-other-survey-highlights/article11778320/
  16. ^ [1] Pew Forum.
  17. ^ a b c “Most Baha’i Nations (2010)”. QuickLists > Compare Nations > Religions >. The Association of Religion Data Archives. 2010. Retrieved Oct 26, 2013.
  18. ^ 10 facts about religion in America PEW Researcg Center
  19. ^ Religious diversity is increasing in Mexico

Sources