Religious distribution in the U.S. today

Today’s Boston Globe has a story about the distribution of religions in the U.S. today. You can read the entire story here. The story is accompanied by a series of maps showing the distribution of Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Mormons, and those who consider themselves non-religious. I saw a few states that surprised me, but overall the map is what I expected.

This is the work of the polling company, Gallup. Gallup has a more complete article here. The survey was compiled via telephone.

For historic religious distribution maps check these websites:

  • The Library of Congress website has scanned images of religious distribution in 1890.

Many such maps and atlases can be found in map libraries and in the reference sections of public, historical and university libraries.

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