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Religious Diversity in America: The Emergence of Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, and Others

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Abstract:

America has always been a religiously diverse nation, but this has increased in recent decades. Changes in the non–Judeo–Christian population in the United States in general and the market share held by Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindus in particular are examined. While the share of the population following these faiths has increased appreciably in recent decades, both the size of these groups and their growth has often been exaggerated.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-5906.00138

Affiliations: University of Chicago smitht@norcmail.uchicago.edu

Publication date: 2002-09-01

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