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Old 05-10-2011, 07:28 PM
 
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Does anyone know the most predominant religion in either Newton, MA or Wellesley, MA or both??

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Old 05-10-2011, 11:23 PM
 
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My guess, Jewish in Newton, Episcopalian in Wellesley. Catholics scattered everywhere.
You could look on the city-data.com page and pull up those towns and scroll far down- it usually lists the houses of worship in a town. Not sure how updated the info is, but things don't change very fast in Newton or Wellesley.
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:28 AM
 
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Newton, Mass.
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I don't know about Jewish being predominant in Newton. There are a lot of Jewish people but I wouldn't say a majority. It's a pretty mixed bag of religions here.
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:30 AM
 
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Catholics all over (I am one in Newton), good concentration of jews in Newton due to a few jewish synagogues and episcopalian and methodists in wellesley.
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:48 AM
 
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I'd hazard a guess that more people are agnostic/atheist than strongly identify with one religion (to the extent that they attend regular services).
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:26 PM
 
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I'd hazard a guess that more people are agnostic/atheist than strongly identify with one religion (to the extent that they attend regular services).
There is a big area in between attending church every Sunday and being agnostic/atheist. I would guess the majority fit in there somewhere. Anyway, the OP asked what the most predominate RELIGION is.

Newton has always been known for it's large Jewish population. Like anywhere in the Boston area there is also a significant Catholic population. I would say all are represented although less so for evangelical Protestants. Wellesley I'm not so sure of. Maybe Materialism.
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Old 05-12-2011, 11:58 AM
 
Location: North of Boston
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Catholics far outnumber all other denominations in those towns.

Those stats are right here: http://www.city-data.com/city/Newton-Massachusetts.html
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:05 PM
 
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I was going to say Capitalist!
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:12 PM
 
Location: New England
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I lived in Newton for quite some time and my neighbors were all Jewish and my roommates were stoners.
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