Learn More: Religious Institutions


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

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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