Religion in the United States Virgin Islands

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Religion in the United States Virgin Islands is varied. Only 7% of the religious population is non-Christian. [1]

Christianity[edit]

As in most Caribbean countries, Christianity is the dominant religion in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Protestantism is most prevalent, reflecting the territory's Danish colonial heritage. There is also a strong Roman Catholic presence. Protestants makes up 59% (Baptist 42%, Episcopalian 17%) of the total religious population on the islands. Roman Catholics are 34% of the religious population[1]

See also: Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin Islands and Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint Thomas

Judaism[edit]

There are some Jews living in the Islands.[2] The St. Thomas Synagogue built in 1833, is the second-oldest synagogue (building) and longest in continuous use now under the American flag. The synagogue is associated with the Reform Judaism movement.

Islam[edit]

According to a 2009 Pew Research Center report, Muslims constitute approximately 0.1% of the population in the United States Virgin Islands.[3]

Buddhism[edit]

There is a Buddhist temple located on the island of St. Thomas and more.[4]

Rastafarianism[edit]

As in most of the Caribbean, various forms of Rastafari are practiced on the island.

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