Religion in the US
The Chicago Sun-Times has an interesting story about how dramatically the religious composition of the US has changed over the past decade. The results are summed up in this table:
The Sun-Times article focuses on the fact that Protestants will probably comprise less than 50% of the US within another year or two, for the first time since the 17th century. But just as interesting, I think, is the growth in people who self-identify as having no religion, and the growth in the “other” religions. The largest of these “other” religions is Islam, with Buddism and Hinduism making up the bulk of the rest.