RELIGION OF CONNECTICUT

RELIGION OF CONNECTICUT
A 2001 survey of Connecticut residents' religious self-identification showed the following distribution of affiliations:

• Roman Catholic – 32%
• Non-religious – 12%
• Baptist – 10%
• Other Christian – 7%
• Episcopalian – 6%
• No answer – 6%
• Methodist – 4%
• Lutheran – 4%
• Other religions – 4%
• Other Protestant or general Protestant – 4%
• Jewish – 3%
• Congregational/United Church of Christ – 2%
• Latter-Day Saint – 2%
• Church of Christ – 2%
• Presbyterian – 1%
• Pentecostal – 1%
• Assembly of God – 1%
• Non-denominational – 1%
• Muslim – 1%

Jewish congregations had 108,280 (3.2%) members in 2000; The Jewish population is concentrated in the towns near Long Island Sound between Greenwich and New Haven, in Greater New Haven and in Greater Hartford, especially the suburb of West Hartford. According to the Association of Religion Data Archives, the largest Christian denominations, by number of adherents, in 2000 were: the Catholic Church, with 1,372,562; the United Church of Christ, with 124,770; and the Episcopal Church, with 73,550.

Recent immigration has brought other non-Christian religions to the state, but the numbers of adherents of other religions are still low. Connecticut is also home to New England's largest Protestant Church The First Cathedral in Bloomfield, Connecticut located in Hartford County.

Luciano Mende

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