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What is the 2nd-Largest Religion in Your State?

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Symbol of the major religions of the world: Ju...

Symbol of the major religions of the world: Judaism, Christianity, Taoism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While Christianity is still the biggest religion in every state, the second-largest religions in each state show the diversity of America.

Large swathes of the nation have sizable followings of Buddhism (13 states), Islam (20 states), and Judaism (14 states). Hinduism is 2nd in Arizona and Delaware.

But who could have guessed that South Carolina’s second-largest faith would be Baha’i? The monotheistic religion incorporates teachings of several religions and emphasizes the essential unity of all faiths.

According to Pew Research, the second largest faith by population in the United States is Judaism with 1.7%, while atheism represents 1.6% of the population. Buddhism has a following of around 0.7%, Hindu of 0.4%, and Islam of about 0.6%. Christianity comprises 78% of the U.S. population.

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