Religion in North America

Religion in North America

Religion in North America spans the period of Native American dwelling, European settlement, and the present day. Its various faiths have been a major influence on art, culture, philosophy and law.

Between them, the USA, Mexico and Canada account for 85% of the population of North America. Religion in each of these countries is dominated by Christianity (Mexico: 95%; USA: 78%; Canada 75%)

Irreligiosity (atheism, agnosticism) is highest in Canada and the US (Canada: 16% USA: 15%), and accounts for roughly 10% of North American population.

Minority religions include Islam (Canada: 2%; USA: 0.6%; Mexico: 0.3%) and Judaism (USA: 1.4%).

Voodoo is also practised around the back islands of North and South America.

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