In June, the Pew Research Center released a 225-page report on Asian-Americans. What it found was a complex portrait that, many advocates would argue, still barely scratched the surface of what it really means to be an Asian in the U.S. A new report released on Thursday by the Pew Forum found that when it comes to religion, it’s not any easier to determine trends among America’s fastest-growing racial cohort.
The largest share of Asians, 42 percent, identify as Christians. About a quarter said they were unaffiliated, while about 14 percent identified as Buddhist. Even with the large segment of Asians identifying as Christians, the cohort has been largely responsible for the growth of non-monotheistic faiths in the U.S., particularly Buddhism and Hinduism, Pew found.
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