Wisconsin's Population Becoming Less Christian, Survey Says

By Doug Erickson
Wisconsin State Journal
March 9, 2009

Wisconsin's population is becoming less Christian and more secular like the rest of the country, although the state has seen a sharp drop in Catholics not mirrored nationally.

Seventy-six percent of the state population identifies as Christian, down from 91 percent in 1990, according to the 2008 American Religious Identification Survey. The percentage of Wisconsin residents who claim no religion jumped from 6 percent in 1990 to 15 percent last year.

While the percentage of the U.S. population identifying as Catholic remained relatively stable, the denomination's share of the state population dropped from 39 percent in 1990 to 29 percent last year.


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