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Old 07-13-2012, 09:16 AM
 
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Just wondering but new york religion wise strikes me more as a catholic and jewish city would it be accurate to say protestantism would be comparatively a minority religion in the city or is that off base?
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:42 AM
 
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Just wondering but new york religion wise strikes me more as a catholic and jewish city would it be accurate to say protestantism would be comparatively a minority religion in the city or is that off base?
Large number of AA who are primarily protestants as well as wasps and Anglo Caribbeans who reside in the city. I do agree faith wise for sometime nyc has beeen primarily Jewish and Roman Catholic. I was raised RC but not profess athiesm. Freedom at last.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:43 AM
 
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Here are some numbers from 2008: link
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Here are some numbers from 2008: link
I'm not the OP but thank you for the link. Sure proves the OP's point that Catholics and Jews tend to dominate in the city.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:02 AM
 
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I think most New Yorkers only attend services when they're "hatched, matched, and dispatched", in the words of a priest I once knew.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:00 AM
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Most alleged "WASPs" I've encountered in NYC are actually WASAAs.

White anglo-saxon agnostics or atheists.
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:46 PM
 
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I am AMAZED tha there are so few Protestants
I guess I live too close to Carnegie Hill where every church seems to be Episcopal.
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:03 PM
 
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When I was a child growing in the Bronx, I thought there were only two religions Catholic and Jewish.
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:03 PM
 
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I'm a WMECFA:
White Middle European Catholic: Fallen Away.
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:40 AM
 
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I am AMAZED tha there are so few Protestants
I guess I live too close to Carnegie Hill where every church seems to be Episcopal.

I'm Episcopalian (live in NJ) and I've noticed that the city's Episcopal churches seem to have larger congregations and be more active than out here, where they are small. It's likely because we accept (and ordain, lol) everyone, including gay people and women, and are anti-racist and outspoken about other social-justice issues. Those features are more of a draw in the city than they are in the burbs, and it shows up in the churches.
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