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Non-Christian Religious Adherents in the United States

Adherents Year
1900
% of
total
pop.
Mid-
1970
% of
total
pop.
Mid-
1990
% of
total
pop.
Mid-
1995
% of
total
pop.
(Projected)
mid-
2000
% of
total
pop.
Total 2,724,800 3.6 20,789,000 9.9 37,079,000 14.6 39,077,000 14.6 41,054,000 14.8
Atheists 1,000 0.0 200,000 0.1 770,000 0.3 874,000 0.3 925,000 0.3
Baha'is 2,800 0.0 138,000 0.1 600,000 0.2 683,000 0.3 750,000 0.3
Buddhists 30,000 0.0 200,000 0.1 1,680,000 0.7 1,864,000 0.7 2,000,000 0.7
Chinese folk religionists 70,000 0.1 90,000 0.0 76,000 0.0 74,000 0.0 70,000 0.0
Hindus 1,000 0.0 100,000 0.0 650,000 0.3 795,000 0.3 950,000 0.3
Jews 1,500,000 2.0 6,700,000 3.2 5,535,000 2.2 5,518,000 2.1 5,500,000 2.0
Muslims 10,000 0.0 800,000 0.4 3,600,000 1.4 3,767,000 1.4 3,950,000 1.4
 Black Muslims 0 0.0 200,000 0.1 1,250,000 0.5 1,400,000 0.5 1,650,000 0.6
New-Religionists 0 0.0 110,000 0.1 575,000 0.2 603,000 0.2 675,000 0.2
Nonreligious 1,000,000 1.3 11,730,000 5.6 22,233,000 8.7 23,394,000 8.8 24,554,000 8.8
Sikhs 0 0.0 1,000 0.0 160,000 0.1 190,000 0.1 220,000 0.1
Tribal religionists 100,000 0.1 70,000 0.0 280,000 0.1 305,000 0.1 350,000 0.1
Other religionists 10,000 0.0 650,000 0.3 920,000 0.4 1,010,000 0.4 1,110,000 0.4


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