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The U.S. ranks 85th in religiosity

24 September 2010 Leave a comment

According to a 2009 survey by Gallup, 65% of Americans say that religion is very important in their daily lives which makes the United States rank eighty-fifth out of one-hundred-and-fourteen countries ranked in that category. Bangladesh and Niger tied for first, at greater than 99%.

The U.S. ranks 2nd in Lutherans

8 May 2009 Leave a comment

According to the website, adherents.com, there are 8,319,591 Lutherans in the United States, which makes the United States rank second in that category. Germany ranks first, with 14,290,400 Lutherans.

The U.S. ranks 10th in Lutherans

12 April 2009 Leave a comment

According to the website adherents.com, six percent of Americans are Lutheran, which makes the United States rank tenth in that category. Iceland ranks first, with 94% of the population Lutheran.

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The U.S. ranks 4th in Sikhs

6 March 2009 Leave a comment

According to the website, adherents.com, there are approximately 100,000 Sikhs in the United States, which makes the United States rank fourth in that category. India ranks first, with 19,000,000 Sikhs.

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The U.S. ranks 25th in belief in the separation of church and state

9 February 2009 1 comment

According to the Pew Global Attitude Project’s 2003 report, Views of a Changing World, 55% of Americans completely agree with the statement, “religion is a personal matter and should be kept separate from government.” The United States is tied for twenty-fifth (out of forty-one countries) with Russia and Uzbekistan in this category. Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) ranks first, with 84% of respondents believing in the separation of church and state.

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The U.S. ranks 111th in percent Islam

6 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to islamicweb.com, the United States ranks one-hundred-and-eleventh out of one hundred and thirty ranked countries in terms of the percentage of the population that is Muslim. Afghanistan, Bahrain, Libya, Maldives, Mauritania, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and Western Sahara tied for first.

The U.S. ranks 2nd in cardinals

1 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to the website http://www.catholic-pages.com, 17 of the 199 Roman Catholic cardinals are American, which makes the United States rank second in that category. Italy ranks first, with 42 cardinals.

The U.S. ranks 4th in Roman Catholics

29 January 2009 Leave a comment

According to the website catholic-hierarchy.org, the United States ranks fourth in terms of the number of baptized Roman Catholics. Brazil ranks first.

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The U.S. ranks 2nd in Jewish population

19 January 2009 2 comments

According to the Virtual Jewish Library, the United States ranks second in terms of the number of Jewish inhabitants. Israel ranks first.

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The U.S. ranks 24th in Islam

6 January 2009 Leave a comment

According to islamicweb.com, the United States ranks twenty-fourth in terms of the Muslim population. Indonesia ranks first.

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