One of the first questions to examine is, which religions or faith traditions are the most popular among Asian Americans and among each of the different Asian ethnic groups?
Unfortunately, nationally representative and reliable statistics are difficult to find.
In contrast to the ARIS 2008 report, the USLRS methodology sometimes includes the same denomination with separate categories (i.e., Baptists can be both "Evangelical" and "Mainline") -- please check page 12 and Appendix 2 of the USLRS report for the exact categorizations and their detailed explanation of their methodology.
The data shown here is for Asian American respondents only and is taken from page 40 of their report.
So to try to measure the size of religions within each ethnic group, we can look at the proportions for different religions within that Asian country.
Although it's not completely accurate, it's a generally safe assumption that the religious proportions within an Asian country are similar to that within its community in the U.
Though the law shows us the path to follow and convicts us of sin, it’s about far more than just toeing the line.Seventh-day Adventist beliefs are meant to permeate your whole life.Growing out of scriptures that paint a compelling portrait of God, you are invited to explore, experience and know the One who desires to make us whole.Over the years, our church has agreed upon key statements that summarize the principal teachings Seventh-day Adventists understand from the Bible.These statements are made collectively by a group of scholars studying and prayerfully searching the Bible with the help of the Holy Spirit.In this process, religious traditions can help in the process of forming Asian immigrant communities by giving specific Asian ethnic groups another source of solidarity, in addition to their common ethnicity, on which to build relationships and cooperation.In fact, history shows that numerous churches and religious organizations played very important roles in helping immigrants from China, Japan, the Philippines, South Asia, and Korea adjust to life in the U. Also, the secular functions of religion are just as, if not even more important in helping Asian Americans in their everyday lives.S., since the majority of Asian Americans are foreign-born (source: 2000 CIA World Factbook): Again, these stats are imperfect because as China and Viet Nam are both officially atheist countries, there are no statistics on the proportions of religions in each country.Ultimately, as there is so much diversity in the Asian American population in so many ways, so too this applies to our religions and practices of spirituality and faith.The results show that in 2008, Muslims represented 8% of the Asian American population (up from 3% in 1990) and "New Religious Movements" (comprising those who identified as Scientology, New Age, Eckankar, Spiritualist, Unitarian-Universalist, Deist, Wiccan, Pagan, Druid, Indian Religion, Santeria, and Rastafarian) claiming 2% in 2008.These results are largely confirmed by a second comprehensive survey of religious identification taken in 2008, the U. Religious Landscape Survey (1.2 MB), a national survey of over 35,000 respondents conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.