- Category: Interfaith
- Created: Monday, 27 July 2009 03:14
- Published: Monday, 27 July 2009 02:59
- Written by Phillipe Copeland, Bahá'í Thought
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I was just poking around the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life site and found this graphic about interfaith marriages:
June 4, 2009
Early summer is a traditional season for wedding ceremonies in the U.S. Data from the U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, conducted by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life in 2007, shows that many marriages are between people of different religious faiths. According to the survey, Buddhists and the religiously unaffiliated are the most likely to have a spouse or partner with a different religious background, while Mormons and Hindus are the least likely to marry or live with a partner outside their own faith.
Source: Pew Forum U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, conducted in 2007 and released in 2008. Based on respondents who say they are married and respondents who say they are living with a partner.
Results for other religious groups are not reported due to small sample sizes. Due to rounding, figures may not add to 100.
- For mainline Protestants, evangelical Protestants and historically black Protestants, this category includes marriages and partnerships between people from different Protestant denominational families (e.g., a Methodist married to a Lutheran).