|An old Christian Church House in Kentucky.|
According to the 2006 census, Kentucky had a total population of approximately 4,206,074, which is an increase from the previous poll conducted in this state. About 52.2 percent of the total population of Kentucky is religious. Faith is described as a belief and worship of any supernatural being or supernatural power such as God or gods. It is approximated that 4,200 religions are being practiced in the entire world. Below is a brief description of some of the religious beliefs in Kentucky.
Religious Beliefs in Kentucky
According to the Religion Data Archives of 2000, it was observed that 33.68% of the entire people of Kentucky are evangelical Protestants. The origin of Evangelical Christianity can be traced back to 1738. It is said that the United States has the highest number of evangelical Protestants in the entire world, making this religion to be the most practiced in Kentucky.
Despite this religion being highly practiced in the United States, it is a worldwide movement, and it is one of the fastest growing religions in the world. Out of the 33.68 percent of the people practicing this religion, 24.25% are members of the South Baptist Convention, 2.64% are from the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ while 1.45% is composed of Church of Christ members.
Roman Catholics make 10.05% of the total population of Kentucky. Even though the Roman Catholic church is the largest and one of the oldest religious institutions in the entire world with an approximate population of about 1.299 billion members, it is not the most practiced religion in Kentucky. A pope, who is also referred to as the Bishop of Rome, heads the Roman Catholic church. The members of this religious belief follow doctrines as stated in the Nicene Creed.
The other religious beliefs in Kentucky are the mainline Protestants and the Orthodox churches. They make up about 9% of the total population.
Other Significant Religious Beliefs in Kentucky
Apart from Christianity, other significant religions in Kentucky include Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Neopaganism, and Taoism.
By Vic Lang'at Junior
•culled from www.worldatlas.com