American Ethnic Geography

A Cultural Geography of the United States and Canada



Map Gallery of Religion in the United States

The U.S. Census Bureau, due to issues related to the separation of church and state, does not ask questions related to faith or religion on the decennial census. Accordingly, there are few sources of comprehensive data on church membership and religious affiliation for the United States. Perhaps the leading organization to address this gap is the Glenmary Research Center, which publishes Religious Congregations and Membership in the United States, 2000. The following series of county-level choropleth maps, which reveals the distribution of the larger and more regionally concentrated church bodies, draws on this resource. The maps are in GIF format.

  Religious Adherents

Church Bodies

Catholic

Baptist

Methodist

Lutheran

    Lutheran Groups

    ELCA

    LCMS

    WELS

Jewish

Pentecostal

Latter-Day Saints (Mormon)

Christian

Presbyterian

Episcopal

United Church of Christ

Muslim

Eastern Orthodox

Church of the Nazarene

Reformed

Mennonite

    Amish

Unitarian

Congregational

Friends (Quaker)



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Created by JTK. Last revised November 14, 2003.