Islam in the United States Virgin Islands

Religion in the United States Virgin Islands is varied. Only 7% of the religious population is non-Christian. [1]

Christianity

As in most Caribbean countries, Christianity is the dominant religion in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Protestantism is most prevalent, reflecting the territory's Danish colonial heritage. There is also a strong Roman Catholic presence. Protestants makes up 59% (Baptist 42%, Episcopalian 17%) of the total religious population on the islands. Roman Catholics are 34% of the religious population[1]

See also: Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin Islands and Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint Thomas

Judaism

There are some Jews living in the Islands.[2] The St. Thomas Synagogue built in 1833, is the second-oldest synagogue (building) and longest in continuous use now under the American flag. The synagogue is associated with the Reform Judaism movement.

Islam

According to a 2009 Pew Research Center report, Muslims constitute approximately 0.1% of the population in the United States Virgin Islands.[3]

Buddhism

There is a Buddhist temple located on the island of St. Thomas and more.[4]

Rastafarianism

As in most of the Caribbean, various forms of Rastafari are practiced on the island.

References

  1. ^ a b CIA World Factbook Accessed 11-24-12
  2. ^ http://www.jewishvirginislands.com/
  3. ^ Pew Research Center data
  4. ^ http://nirvanatemple.org/about_us.html
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