Religious Diversity in the US

While I often hear people state as fact the idea that the United States is a land of considerable religious diversity, it is important to note that such claims are simply untrue.  According to a new Pew Research Center study, the United States is nowhere near making the list as one of the world's most diverse countries or territories (we ranked #68). So What? Just how diverse are we?  The research shows that only 1 out of every 20 people living in America is an adherent to a religion other Read More …

Religious Diversity in America

Philip Cohen, a sociologist at the University of Maryland, recently blogged about religious diversity in the United States (US).  He rebuts the claim made by a Harvard professor that the US is “the world’s most religiously diverse nation.”  While religious diversity in the US has increased significantly in recent decades (from .53 in 1972 to .68 in 2010), the current level of diversity is less than that present in several other countries.  The World Values Survey finds the following nations as Read More …