Religion has been a part of American life for as long as the country has been on earth.
And it has shaped the lives of its people for as many as 2,000 years.
The first Christians arrived on the US west coast in the late 16th century, and their descendants have built a variety of faiths in the form of churches, monasteries, temples and mosques.
Religion has also played a role in the lives and deaths of some of America’s most famous and influential people, including Abraham Lincoln, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin.
Religion in America A quick look at the top 100 religions in the US, based on the 2016 World Values Survey A quick glance at the 100 religions of the United States, based in the 2016 U.S. World Values survey revealed a diverse array of beliefs and practices across the board.
We surveyed over 5,000 people, and the survey reveals that the top religions in America vary from state to state.
Here are the top 10 religions of each state, based only on the data we collected.1.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah: 3,9132.
The Episcopal Church (US): 3,8823.
The Mormon Church (the world’s largest church): 3.84144.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses (the largest religious organization in the world): 345745.
The Southern Baptist Convention: 3.71146.
The National Baptist Convention of America: 3461.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: 4,01847.
The United Methodist Church (USA): 4,051 This map shows the number of religious adherents in each state.
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Church of Christ of Jesus Christian (US)2.
Episcopal Church of the U.K.3.
Mormon Church of Australia4.
Jehovah’s Witness (Australia)5.
Baptist Convention (USA)6.
Presbyterian Church (UK)7.
Presbyterian and Unitarian Universalist Church (U.S.)8.
Christian Church of Scotland9.
Presbyterian Churches of Canada10.
United Church of Canada