Here's a look at a few of 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.
Religions by percent of U.S. population, 2010:
U.S. national growth in the number of adherents, selected faiths, 2000 to 2010:
Comparable growth rates, 2000 to 2010, in metropolitan areas of at least 1 million population
Single largest religion in every U.S. state: Christianity
States in which Islam is the largest non-Christian group: Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming
States, including Washington, D.C., in which Judaism is the largest non-Christian group: Connecticut, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Vermont
Source: U.S. Religion Census 2010 , compiled by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies at http:// www.asarb.org .Distributed by Scripps Howard News Service, www.scrippsnews.com .
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