Religious Makeup of U.S. Citizens


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If counted as a single denomination, what would be the largest group in the country?

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1. About what percentage of the United States is Jewish?

2. About what percentage of Americans are either Hindu OR Buddhist?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Religion is a very important aspect of society in the United States. With this worksheet/quiz pairing, you can assess your understanding about the population breakdown of different religious groups in the U.S. Some questions will ask you to correctly identify population percentages of specific religions while others inquire about classification of religious traditions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the assessment to test your ability to answer queries about:

  • Americans who identify as Jewish
  • Hindu and Buddhism in the United States
  • Mainline churches
  • Largest single denomination in the U.S.

Skills Practiced

Improve your usage of these key skills by completing the quiz/worksheet combination:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the religious makeup of the United States from the related lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the Jewish faith in the United States
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the U.S. practice of Hindu and Buddhism

Additional Learning

Take some time to study the accompanying lesson entitled Religious Makeup of U.S. Citizens. Use the lesson to meet the following learning objectives:

  • Define Abrahamic religions
  • Identify primary U.S. geographic locations of followers of Judaism and Islam
  • Know religious systems that make up less than 1% of the U.S. population
  • Understand what agnostics and atheists believe
  • Identify religions that only have a few thousand followers in the U.S.