What may be surprising, though, is where the Utah-based faith is leading the way — Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Maine, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Dakota and other states far outside the West’s traditional "Mormon corridor."
These are among the findings of the newly released once-a-decade U.S. Religion Census, which includes county-level data on congregations for 236 American religious bodies, with data on adherents available for 153 participating bodies. The study was assembled by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies and included self-reported numbers from 17 of the country’s largest religious groups. ...More HERE
However, here in Illinois Muslims have become the third-largest religious group in the state after Roman Catholics and independent evangelicals. Not to mention, the fastest-growing one.
That's according to a census of American religious congregations unveiled Tuesday in Chicago. ...More HERE