More Muslims than Jews or Orthodox Christians in Chicago

December 20, 2002

Source: The Chicago Sun-Times

On December 20, 2002 The Chicago Sun-Times reported that "new population figures for religious communities in the Chicago area show there are more Muslims living in the area than Jews or Orthodox Christians... The figures, from the National Conference for Community and Justice, are based on statistics submitted to the organization by various religious communities, including: American Indian; Anglican; Baha'i; Buddhist; Catholic (including Bielarusian, Chaldean, Marionite, Melkite, Roman, Ruthenian, Syro-Malabar, Syro-Malankar and Ukranian); Hindu; Muslim; Jain; Jewish; Mormon; Orthodox; Protestant (including Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Assemblies of God, African Methodist Episcopal and United Church of Christ); Sikh and Zoroastrian."