ReutersSaid a census of religions in the United States released on Tuesday that the number ofAmerican Muslims rose during the past decade to more than the number of Jews for the first time in most areas of the Midwest and part of the south, while mainline churcheshave lost most of its followers.
Said Dale Jones, a researcher who participated in the study conducted by theAssociation of Statisticians of American Religious bodies that the number of convertsincreased to 2.6 million in 2010 from one million in 2000, boosted by immigration andconversion to Islam.
The data indicated that about 55 percent of Americans regularly attend religious ceremonies. Compared to most polls is estimated that about 85 percent of Americansembrace religious faith, although not to attend the ritual. The study said that about 158 million Americans were classified as not belonging to any religion. And between themajor religions of Statistics revealed that the number of Catholics are the largestreligious bloc fell 5 percent to 58.9 million in ten years.