Inmate Religious Affiliation
Approximately what percentage of inmates identify
with the following religious groups?
Orthodox Christian 0.4
Native American spirituality 2.7
Pagan/earth-based practitioner 1.7
Other non-Christian religions
No religious preference 10.6
Proportion of inmates whose religious
preference not known 5.0
Q22a-m. Responses could range from 0 to 100 for the set of
12 groups. Mean response based on all answering. Those
who gave no response to the question are excluded.
Includes followers of the Nation of Islam and the Moorish
Science Temple of America.
The question listed the following examples: “Baha’is,
Rastafarians, practitioners of Santeria, Sikhs and others.”
PEW RESEARCH CENTER’S FORUM ON RELIGION & PUBLIC LIFE