What is #2 Religion Celebrated Across Regions in the U.S.
Everyone knows Christianity ranks among the largest religion in the United States with more than half of the population identifying as Christian in most polls. What is interesting, is the other religions that are popular in some areas around the U.S. The Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) sponsors the U.S. Religion Census every 10 years and provides some interesting data.
The U.S. States graphic below shows the second largest religion in each state. According to the ASARB census, Islam is the largest non-Christian religion in 20 states, most commonly in the South and Midwest. Judaism is the largest non-Christian religion in 15 states being most commonly in the Northeast. Buddhism is the largest non-Christian religion in 13 states most commonly in the West. Hinduism the largest non-Christian religion in only 2 states and Baha’i faith in 1 state.
This graphic breaks it down even further to individual counties within each state.
Keep in mind that this data comes from the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, which conducts a U.S. Religion Census every 10 years gathering data from churches and religious groups across the U.S. The data gathered is reported from churches and religious groups and not from individuals. It also doesn't include the non-religious.
While these graphs show the most prevalence of the 2nd most popular religion reported in the regions across the U.S., it is not necessarily indicative of the most popular 2nd religion in the U.S. as a whole.
According to polls such as the Religious Landscape Study by the Pew Research Center, Jewish is the 2nd most popular religion in the U.S., followed my Muslim (Islam), then Buddhist and Hindu.