Learn More: Religious Institutions

Metadata

Variable Definitions:
Religious Institutions: The number of religious institutions in a given area
Source:
Reference U.S.A - U.S. Business Database
Years Available:
2018
Geographic Unit:
Census Tract

Why is this Variable Important to Measure?

Religious Institutions
Although an increasing number of Americans are choosing not to identify with a particular religious group, religious institutions remain an important social center in many communities. They can serve as a place for communities to gather, provide comfort and stability in times of crisis and social services to those in need.

Sources:
Lipka, Michael. "Why America’s ‘nones’ left religion behind." Pew Research Center, 24 August 2016. Link
"The Importance of Organizations to Human Services." Human Services Guide, 2018. Link
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