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Full Report: Pew Religious Landscape Study

Full Report: Pew Religious Landscape Study

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U.S.Religious Landscape Survey 
Religious Affiliation: Diverse and DynamicFebruary 2008
 
About the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
This report was produced by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. The Forum delivers timely,impartial information on issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs. The Forum is anonpartisan organization and does not take positions on policy debates. Based in Washington,D.C., the Forum is a project of the Pew Research Center, which is funded by the Pew CharitableTrusts.This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals:
Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
Luis Lugo, DirectorSandra Stencel, Deputy DirectorJohn Green, Senior Fellow in Religion and American PoliticsGregory Smith, Research FellowDan Cox and Allison Pond, Research AssociatesTracy Miller, EditorElizabeth Podrebarac and Michelle Ralston, Research Assistants
Pew Research Center
Andrew Kohut, PresidentPaul Taylor, Executive Vice PresidentScott Keeter, Director of Survey ResearchVisit
religions.pewforum.org 
for the online presentation of the findings of the Landscape Survey.
Pew Forum Web Publishing and Communications
Mark O’Keefe, Oliver Read and Chris Ingraham, Web PublishingErin O’Connell, Robbie Mills and Liga Plaveniece, CommunicationsThe Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life1615 L Street, NW, Suite 700Washington, D.C. 20036-5610Phone (202) 419-4550Fax (202) 419-4559
www.pewforum.org 
© 2008 Pew Research Center
Cover images: Muslim girls reciting prayer, Ed Kashi/Corbis; Pentecostal church services, Robert Nickelsberg/Getty; Apache dance, Corbis; Rabbisconvene in Brooklyn, Keith Bedford/Reuters/Corbis; White church, Nik Wheeler/Corbis; Buddha statue, Blaine Harrington III/Corbis; Man praying withflag, Yumiko Kinoshita/Getty
 
U.S. Religious LandscapeSurvey 
Table of Contents
Introduction.................................................................................................................................1Summary of Key Findings .............................................................................................................5Chapter 1: The Religious Composition of the United States......................................................10Chapter 2: Changes in Americans’ Religious Affiliation..............................................................22Chapter 3: Religious Affiliation and Demographic Groups..........................................................36Appendix 1: Detailed Data Tables...............................................................................................72Appendix 2: Classification of Protestant Denominations..........................................................101Appendix 3: A Brief History of Religion and the U.S. Census...................................................108Appendix 4: Survey Methodology.............................................................................................113Topline.......................................................................................................................................119

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