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    From the site: " is a growing collection of over 43,870 adherent statistics and religious geography citations: references to published membership/adherent statistics and congregation statistics for over 4,200 religions, churches, denominations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures, movements, ultimate concerns, etc. The religions of the world are enumerated here."

  • Hindu Demographics
    Lists number of Hindus in the United States, their country of origin, degrees, income, and Key Achievements/.

  • Quality Data on Religion
    From the Association of Religion Data Archives on one of the site's components: "The Measurement Wizard allows you to browse 114 key concepts used in the study of religion, view how survey researchers have attempted to measure them, and quickly compare the results of over 7,689 survey questions taken from our Data Archive."

  • Religion
    From the Gallup Poll, some opinions date from 1948 to the present.

  • Religions: Countries Compared
    Gives a rank ordering of religions by adherent in each country.

  • Religion in America's States and Counties, in 6 maps
    A Washington Post article from December 12, 2013. The maps come from:

  • U.S. Religion Census, 1952 to 2010
    Conducted by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB), the same people who created the Measurement Wizard found in Quality Data on Religion above.

  • Religious Landscape Study
    From the site: "Based on interviews with more than 35,000 American adults, this extensive survey by the Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project details the religious makeup, religious beliefs and practices as well as social and political attitudes of the American public."

  • Religious Statistics
    Supplies links to data on Numbers of Religious Adherents and on Other Religion Data.

  • World Factbook: Religions
    From the site: This entry is an ordered listing of religions by adherents starting with the largest group and sometimes includes the percent of total population. The core characteristics and beliefs of the world's major religions are described below."

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