Religion in North America

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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.

Non-Religious[edit]

  • Canada: 23.9% [3]
  • United States: 22.8%[4]
  • Mexico: 4.6%[5]

Abrahamic religion[edit]

Bahá'í Faith[edit]

  • United States: 0.2%[6]
  • Canada: 0.1%[6]
  • Mexico: <0.1%[6]

Christianity[edit]

  • North America: 75.2%[7]-77.4%[8]
  • United States: 70.6%[9]
  • Canada: 67.3%[3]
  • Mexico: 87.7%[10]

Islam[edit]

  • North America: 1.0%[11]
  • United States: 0.7%[12]
  • Canada: 3.2%[13]
  • Mexico: 0.2%[14]

Judaism[edit]

Indian religions[edit]

Buddhism

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

Hinduism[edit]

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

Sikhism[edit]

  • United States: 0.2%
  • Canada: 1.4%

By country[edit]

Canada[edit]

Mexico[edit]

United States[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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