Religion in maps of the United States

Published: December 31, 2013, 8:00 am, by Dalton Walker
(Washington Post)

(Washington Post)

Now here’s a batch of interesting maps of the United States.

The Washington Post recently published a set of maps called, “Religion in America’s states and counties in 6 maps”.

Here is the page’s intro: It goes without saying that religion is big in America. It played a starring role in the founding of the nation and continues to be the source of policy fights.

The map data is from the 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations and Membership Study.

Here in Colorado, perhaps surprises to only a few, counties are dominated by the Catholic Church. The state is also home to a few United Methodist Church-, Southern Baptist Convention- and Latter-day Saints-dominated counties.

The Catholic Church has the most counties across the country with 1,231, but not far behind is Southern Baptist Convention with 1,217.

Buddhism is the largest non-Christian religion in Colorado, according to post.

The maps are full of much more interesting information. Take a look and share your thoughts below.