2000 Glenmary Research Center Survey of Religious Congregations in America

September 22, 2002

Source: The Associated Press

On September 22, 2002 The Associated Press reported that "Minnesota's religious landscape became more diverse in the 1990s, although the state remains mostly Lutheran and Catholic, according to a survey of U.S. religious institutions. From 1990 to 2000, the state has seen double digit percentage increases for Jews and the Latter-day Saints. Muslims were also counted in significant numbers for the first time. The research also found that Minnesota has more evangelical Christians and fewer mainline Protestants... Minnesota is home to Buddhists, Jains, Sikhs, Hindus, Taoists and Zoroastrians. But while religious activity is higher here (62 percent ascribe to a specific faith) than the national norm (about 50 percent), it has dropped in Minnesota over the past decade."