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5 Maps that Explain Religion in America

Religion in America

Ever since its colonial roots, America has been a highly religious place. From its puritanical roots to its current diversity of spiritual thought: America remains a place of religious freedom, thanks to the First Amendment of the Constitution. Although the colonies were initially respite for protestants from the persecution of the Catholic Church and the Church of England in Europe, you will see today in these world maps that the country is very Catholic today. Still, the places were religion is taken the most seriously are not the Catholic heavy areas for the most part--for those areas, unsurprisingly, look to the Evangelical south. Without further ado, understand out world globe yet even a little more with this five interesting maps.

 

A Map of Religion in the American Colonies

religion colonies

Leading Religious Denominations: 1950

1950 religion

 

A Map of Leading Church Bodies, 2000-2010

religion 2000.2010

A Map of America's Non-Christian Traditions

non religious map

Religious Adherents as a Percentage of Residents, 2000

percentage of religions

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