The Worldwide Religious News website reports today (May 6, 2012) that a new survey reveals the dramatically changing face of religion in America -- with the number of Muslims in the U.S. soaring 67 percent in the decade since the 9/11/2001 attacks.
Data released on May 1 from the 2010 U.S. Religion Census shows Islam was the fastest growing religion in America in the last 10 years, with 2.6 million living in the U.S. today -- up from 1 million in 2000.
Mormonism also saw a large growth, with a 45 percent increase in adherents. It added nearly 2 million members since 2000, bringing its number in the U.S. to 6.1 million.
"Both of these groups entered more than 200 countries that they were not in 10 years ago," said Dale Jones, data analyst and mapping specialist for the Religion Census.