Utah has more people who adhere to a specific religion than any other state

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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah has a higher percentage of people who affiliate with a religion than any other state, according to an analysis released Friday by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute.

It estimated 76.1% of Utahns affiliate with a religion, 12 percentage points higher than the next state on the list, Alabama.

Nationally, less than 50% of people are considered religious adherents, which the census defined as all members of a religion, children of members and participants who are not considered members.

Over 90% of people in Garfield, Rich and Box Elder counties adhere to a religion, and Utah County is next on the list with 89%. In Salt Lake County, 67.4% of people adhere to a religion.

From 2010 to 2020, the Hindu, Muslim and National Baptist Convention religions experienced the highest growth in Utah, with adherents of Hindu traditional temples growing 4,900% from 50 to 2,500.

Content retrieved from: https://www.ksl.com/article/51016874/utah-has-more-people-that-adhere-to-a-specific-religion-than-any-other-state-.

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