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North America Map

North America is a continent wholly within the Northern Hemisphere and almost wholly within the Western Hemisphere. It can also be considered a northern subcontinent of the Americas. North America contains three of the 13 largest countries of the world: Canada (2nd largest), USA (4th) and Greenland (13th). Mexico, while geographically in North America, is included for cultural, linguistic and demographic reasons with Latin America.

LANGUAGE

The dominant languages in North America are English, Spanish, and French. Danish is prevalent in Greenland alongside Greenlandic, and Dutch is spoken side by side local languages in the Dutch Caribbean.

RELIGION

Religions Pop % Population Ann Gr
Christian 77.09 271,097,376 0.50%
Non-religious 16.75 58,886,075 3.20%
Muslim 1.75 6,160,353 2.30%
Jew 1.6 5,613,878 -0.70%
Buddhist 0.76 2,659,829 2.90%
Hindu 0.48 1,672,990 2.20%
Ethnoreligionist 0.45 1,598,675 2.40%
Sikh 0.17 590,885 3.40%
Baha’i 0.11 383,851 -3.40%
Chinese 0.08 295,242 1.90%

CHRISTIANITY IN NORTH AMERICA

Christianity is the largest religion in North America according to a 2012 Pew Research Center survey, 77.4% of of the population of North America considered themselves Christians. Christianity also is the predominant religion in the 23 dependent territories in North America. The United States has the largest Christian population in the world, with nearly 247 million Christians (70%).

Affiliates Pop % Population Ann Gr
Protestant 25.78 90,669,459 0.00%
Independent 7.12 25,032,587 1.50%
Anglican 0.8 2,803,292 0.10%
Catholic 23.01 80,900,164 0.80%
Orthodox 1.8 6,332,898 0.90%
Marginal 3.45 12,133,849 0.50%
Unaffiliated 17.3 60,700,884 0.30%
Doubly affiliated -2.12 -7,450,000 0.70%
TransBloc Pop % Population Ann Gr
Evangelicals
Evangelicals 26.84 94,384,693 0.68%
Renewalists
Charismatics 18.47 64,945,181 2.31%
Pentecostals 6.29 22,125,247 1.06%

Bibliography:
North America, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_America. Retrieved April 10, 2020
Pew Research Center (December 18, 2012), The Global Religious Landscape, https://www.pewforum.org/2012/12/18/global-religious-landscape-exec/

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