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Historical Statistics of the United States [electronic resource].
Provides nation-level data and is an excellent source for background information. It includes both tables and essays. This resource will help you understand the context of historical trends and the nature of data collection on a specific topic. See Chapter Bg, "Nonprofit, Voluntary, and Religious Entities."
Religious Bodies (U.S. Census Bureau)
Religious Bodies: 1906 by
Available at Hamline University.
The U.S. Census Bureau conducted 4 censuses of religious bodies from 1906-1936. The adoptation of Public Law 94-521 prohibits the Census Bureau from asking mandatory questions about religious affiliations. For a complete overview of Census Bureau publications about religion, please visit the Question & Answer Center topic Religion: Data Sources.