RELIGION OF NORTH CAROLINA

Saint Mary's Episcopal Church in rural Orange County in the 1920s. 
Religion

North Carolina, like other Southern states, has traditionally been overwhelmingly Protestant. The 18th Century Moravian Church settlements in the western Piedmont have provided an interesting contrast as has the late 19th Century Italian Protestant Waldensian settlement in Valdese. By the late 19th century, the largest Protestant denomination was the Southern Baptists. However, the rapid influx of northerners, people from Florida and immigrants from Latin America is steadily increasing the number of Roman Catholics and Jews in the state. The Baptists remain the single largest church in the state, however. The religious affiliations of the people of North Carolina, as of 2007, are shown in the chart.

Luciano Mende

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