Spiritual Geography

71% of Americans identified as Christians in 2014, 47% of whom were Protestants and 21% Catholics. 7% identified with another religion and 23% with none, a proportion that has risen sharply since the previous census seven years earlier. Figures vary greatly from one state to another.

Believers in % by State (7)

79% of Utah residents adhere to one religion while only 28% in Maine. Between these two states located at the two extremities of the spiritual map of the USA, the American average is 50%. Utah is in the lead because of its original link with the Mormon community which is massively implanted there (62% of the population). If the United States is much more religious than the majority of Western countries, the proportion of “non-believers” continues to increase.

Source: ARDA (Association of Religion Data Archives, 2010 survey),