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Friday, March 19, 2010

Mapping Christianity in North America

Click the image below to drastically embiggen this map of Christian denominational distribution across the United States, Canada and Mexico courtesy of the cartographical geniuses at Floatingsheep...

That big green chunk of geography represents overwhelmingly Baptist populations. The "thin red line" stretching roughly from northern Virginia across to the Midwest is primarily Methodist. Mormons are chiefly located across Utah and the western states. Lutherans have their stronghold around the Great Lakes. Catholics are heavily settled in New England. And if you examine the map further you can find places populated by the Amish, Presbyterians, Seventh-Day Adventists, Orthodox and Anglicans.

Pretty neat!


eric wilson said...

You sound like a meteorologist! "We have a high pressure system of baptists camped out over the southern states, but expect a low pressure front of Lutherans to push down from Canada. Because of that, expect some thunderstorms in the form of Methodists in between." :-)