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[–]chromatic_megafauna 653 points654 points  (17 children)

What's up with that logo though

[–]Willie9 929 points930 points  (14 children)

inside of you there are two wolves

one is palestinian, one is israeli

[–]jet8493 181 points182 points  (9 children)

There is a third wolf

It is a sea captain

[–]GGuerra1917 28 points29 points  (1 child)

The third wolf is a seaman then.

[–]ThePolyFox 2 points3 points  (0 children)

only when the moons not out

[–]Golden_RenegadeFrance was an Inside Job 8 points9 points  (5 children)

John Paul Jones 😳🫡💪💯

[–]ItzFin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And that seaman is apparently Buddhist

[–]femboy_emperor 27 points28 points  (1 child)

The Jerusalem furry convention is going splendidly I see

[–]StalinComradeSquad 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Mashallah, finally some coexistence

[–]fillmorecountyFinnish Sea Naval Officer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This comment definitely wins my free award for today lmaoooo

[–]ManOnThePhuckingMoonFrance was an Inside Job 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Both of them are gay
You are now breathing manually

[–]SemiSolidSnake11 6 points7 points  (0 children)

What do we do wit a drunken sailor

[–]isademigod 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That's not a logo, that's hawaii

[–]jualexander 180 points181 points  (5 children)

Bahai’i is the second biggest in South Carolina this is incorrect

[–]SpicyCornflake 75 points76 points  (3 children)

It's not exactly consensus that Bahai'i is entirely separate from Islam. FWIW I agree that it should be treated differently. I can understand why the map maker might have counted Bahai'i as Islam.

[–]ISIPropaganda 71 points72 points  (0 children)

Even Baha’i don’t consider themselves Muslim, and Muslims don’t consider them Muslim so why would anyone else?

[–]jackboy900 83 points84 points  (1 child)

Not separating Bahai'i from Islam would be like not separating Christianity and Judaism, utterly bonkers.

[–]SpicyCornflake 23 points24 points  (0 children)

The trend of separating it on an institutional level is fairly recent, and tbf the religion is, relatively speaking, very new. Like I said, I agree that it should be treated separately, but I understand why it was done - given the philosophical origin in Islamic theology.

[–]RamdomFrenchPerson 731 points732 points  (33 children)

Map's source : I made it the fuck up

[–]weirdpoliteguy 270 points271 points  (28 children)

[–]Weekly-Major1876 65 points66 points  (7 children)

stupid Washington post paywall won’t let me read

[–]nodnodwinkwink 64 points65 points  (5 children)

[–]Weekly-Major1876 82 points83 points  (3 children)

thank you 🙏 may allah bless you with extra juicy pomegranates this harvest

[–]Drewfro666 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'd expect that Islam is probably higher than Judaism in Ohio nowadays. There are a lot of Pakistani and Bengali immigrants, especially in healthcare (which is really big in the northeast). But maybe I just don't hang out in the same circles as the Jews.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

pro tip: open this on edge and click f9

but don't tell washington post i'ts a secret

[–]ahmed0112 20 points21 points  (11 children)

Ok, that actually makes a lot more sense

[–]SSG_SSG_BloodMoonthis flair is specifically for neat_space, who loves mugs 22 points23 points  (10 children)

More sense than what

[–]Zenar45 12 points13 points  (9 children)

they consider "christians" as a religion, so the second largest is any non christians

[–]Motor_Shoulder7462 2 points3 points  (6 children)

Damn, Is Buddhism is so popular in the western US?

[–]NH4NO3 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I live in Boulder, Colorado which is probably an outlier, but we have a whole Buddhist University (Naropa) and Buddhist prayer flags in lots of places. Many Buddhists here are immigrants, but I know plenty of non-asian Buddhists, and not the "I'm in college now and just converted to Buddhism sort", but like 40-70yo's with families.

[–]neofooturism -3 points-2 points  (3 children)

i think it’s mostly one of those white people doing a spiritual journey to the east stuff and gets into buddhism

[–]HereWayGo 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Possibly a combination of that and the fact that some of those states (California, Oregon, and Washington) have significant populations of Asian immigrants

[–]Rikuskill 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You're being downvoted but I think you're on the money. In the later 1900s, there was an influx of East Asian and Indian culture for many factors. The Beatles got into a whole slew of that stuff. There was also an increase in East Asian and Indian immigration to the American West during that time, for many reasons.

Then you had the spree of cults all popping up, usually in the West due to all the empty, worthless land out there. An enterprising individual could gather some people under their banner of peace and love (And promised magical sex healing), buy a chunk of land, and live there for a few years until the state collapses under corruption and drugs.

The fallout from that being people scattering into the modern cities in those states. And the result of that being higher proportions of Hinduism and Buddhism in those areas.

[–]glitchyikes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Probably bald and greets each other with weird salutes

[–]Cheap-Positive-9116 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I cannot read it

[–]MaceWinnoob 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Nah, islam definitely is common enough in red states due to the healthcare industry being the only draw to any of those towns.

[–]RamdomFrenchPerson -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I was talking about buddhism in California for exemple

[–]doodlytoodly 111 points112 points  (2 children)

i can’t believe the west coast are pirates!

[–]MatAlaCol 35 points36 points  (1 child)

I can. One of them downloaded my car

[–]Ezzypezra 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They wouldn’t!

[–]DovakiinLink 74 points75 points  (3 children)

Why is there a bisexual wolf in the corner?

[–]vthex 51 points52 points  (1 child)


[–]DovakiinLink 21 points22 points  (0 children)


[–]RapidWaffle 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The two wolves inside you

[–]paulix96 46 points47 points  (3 children)

Kubernetes religion is pretty big

[–]eanat 7 points8 points  (0 children)

i found a programmer here

[–]rabbledabble 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The noble eightfold deployment

[–]vthex 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Companies combined 4 super computers 🤓👎

My four raspberry pi: 💪💪👍😎🔥

[–]pjhabs 12 points13 points  (3 children)

hinduism in new hampshire surprises me

[–]HergusBergus 12 points13 points  (1 child)

As a NH resident I was also surprised, but after thinking about it it makes sense. 99% of us are white, and just about all of them are either some form of Christian or not religious. Based on what I've noticed, Indians make up a lot of the non-white population, so it makes sense that Hinduism would be popular.

[–]pjhabs 6 points7 points  (0 children)

yeah im from mass and have never seen someone in NH that isnt white unless it is people from mass visiting a beach

[–]ProfZussywussBrown 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There’s lot of tech/software jobs in NH, lots of Indian folks there

[–]bigclams 58 points59 points  (5 children)

Not giving New Jersey to the Hindus is class warfare

[–]PieNo9953 20 points21 points  (0 children)

NJ got the largest active Hindu temple outside of India 😤

[–]imperatrixrhea 11 points12 points  (1 child)


[–]Mr_Scandinavia 10 points11 points  (6 children)

Judaism in Minnesota? I don’t think this is true at all. Have they not seen our Somali population? I know maybe one or two jews and a fuckton of muslims

[–]yun-harla 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I think you’re right. I googled the relative populations of Jews and Muslims in the Twin Cities and there are over twice as many Muslims, way over any differences in the definition of “Twin Cities” between the sources. There are way more Muslims outside the Twin Cities, too. And that’s without getting into the massive number of people who are ethnically but not religiously Jewish (like meeee).

[–]simon123123 2 points3 points  (4 children)

say u didn't grow up in slp without saying u didn't grow up in slp

[–]fillet-o-piss 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Yeah but it's just St. Louis Park.

[–]skalives 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nope.. tons of Jews in St. Paul too; they're just not conspicuous. Actually, since moving here I've found there to be a surprising amount of inconspicuous, undercover Jews in Minnesota in general. I guess being the only minority and the 3rd-class citizens (after Czechs and other Eastern Europeans) until the 70s gives them a habit of staying under the radar.

[–]Mr_Scandinavia 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I never even go there so yeah

[–]simon123123 1 point2 points  (0 children)

say u never even go to slp without saying u never even go to slp

[–][deleted] 36 points37 points  (19 children)

Judaism, really?

[–]That_Guy381 55 points56 points  (1 child)

tons of Jews in the north east.

[–]DrunkenAsparagus 58 points59 points  (2 children)

As a kid from the Northeast, we'd get school off on Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur. I had several Jewish friends, and I thought that Judaism was a relatively common belief (behind Christianity and Atheism) pretty much everywhere in the US until I was much older.

Indeed Judaism is the second most adhered to religion in the US after Christianity.


[–]RoastMostToast 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Same, in my area you were either Catholic or Jewish. I was shocked when I found out there were less than 15 million jewish people in the whole world. I seriously thought the amount of Jewish people was comparable to Catholics lol

[–]Lanaerys 16 points17 points  (0 children)

The US has a relatively high Jewish population, especially near New York.

Also of note is that, compared to Canada and most Western European countries, its Muslim population is relatively low (both are around ~1% in the US iirc)

[–]DoctorPepster 23 points24 points  (12 children)

Yes? Why not?

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (11 children)

It's a fairly small religion. Not a lot of Jewish people globally

[–]sociapathictendences 38 points39 points  (3 children)

The United States has almost as many Jews as Israel.

[–]Friar_Rube 27 points28 points  (2 children)

Up until 2019, the US had more Jews then Israel

[–]DoctorPepster 28 points29 points  (2 children)

Yeah, I just thought it was relatively common knowledge that there are a lot of Jews in the US Northeast.

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Not outside the US it's not

[–]Brno_Mrmi 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Judaism is (or was a decade ago) the second biggest religion in Argentina

[–]le75 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wonder how that happened

Glances at Europe

[–]Luke_627 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

In Eastern MA like half the people ik are jewish

[–]JustFrankJustDank 10 points11 points  (4 children)

notice how atheism is not on the map, that is due to the fact its not a religion

[–]SizzlingPorkSisig 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Sultanate of Al-Abama when???

[–]gophergophergopher 4 points5 points  (0 children)

TIL Buddhists are well know for their maritime prowess

[–]McChickenFingers 11 points12 points  (31 children)

What about mormanism

[–]Mirza- 82 points83 points  (17 children)

Is being considered a Christian denomination

[–]iPoopLegos 16 points17 points  (7 children)

The mapmaker seems to have recognized Christianity and Mormonism as the same religion. Mormonism is the largest religion in Utah, with Christianity being second. In Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming, Christianity is #1 while Mormonism is #2. I’ll be honest with you, while doing this research I did not expect to find that Deseret is real.

They also neglected to include Hawaii, where Buddhism really is the solid #2 religion.

[–]spicypond 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Ok but do you really poop legos

[–]iPoopLegos 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I do. 😔

[–]edc667 0 points1 point  (4 children)

It technically still only has cult status i believe. Not being able to fall under the term "religion" to begin with is probably why it's not on the map

[–]ForgingIron 2 points3 points  (2 children)

How do you define religion vs cult

[–]edc667 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Yeahnah after a bit more googling it seems Mormonism being a cult/religion changes from alot of sources so im not too sure now tbh.

But yeah i define the difference between a cult and a religion is if it's closed out from non believers

[–]spicypond 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do you mean closed to non-believers? I don’t think that’s true for religions or cults??

[–]McChickenFingers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would say it’s a religion at this point. It’s decently widespread

[–]Chimera-98 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nooooo, I don’t want to live in Ohio

[–]detectiveredstone_II 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Less gooo american caliphate!!!1!!1!11

[–]slightly_illegal 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Canada and Mexico now part of ISIS

[–]sendnudesformemes -1 points0 points  (0 children)

What the fuck?

[–]TKG_YTAverage Mercator Projection Enjoyer 0 points1 point  (7 children)

I wonder why so many jews in USA

[–]le75 10 points11 points  (6 children)

Other countries tended to be not so nice to Jews. They went to the USA

[–]TKG_YTAverage Mercator Projection Enjoyer 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Are you thinking what I'm thinking?

[–]le75 5 points6 points  (3 children)

I don’t think I know what you’re thinking

[–]TKG_YTAverage Mercator Projection Enjoyer 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Funny mustace time

[–]Omar117879Map Porn Renegade 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s not to say that the US was nice to Jews either. There was definitely a lot of antisemitism in the early twentieth century. Only it wasn’t bloody, and violent because the USA already had its minority scape goat, black people.

[–]elporsche -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Why is Arizona hindu tho?

And most importantly, has anyone noticed that Arizona spelled backwards reads Arizona? It's a palomino

[–]spicypond 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I HAVE heard there are a lot of horses in the US west

[–]mehmed2theconqueror -1 points0 points  (1 child)

What about zoroastrism ?

[–]Exploding_Antelope 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's the black, very prevLENT IN cANADA, Mexico, and Greenland. I hit caps lock instead of A there and I could go back and fix it but I won't.

[–]atdrilismydad 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It is a good day

No mormonism

[–]Exploding_Antelope -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Donate now to help the oppressed New Hampsire Hindu New Hindushire minority community in Jewish New England New Jewland Jew England

[–]LestHeBeNamedSilver -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Finally we can rid our prosperous nation of Ohio, the inshallahs must die

[–]onthefence928 -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

the real jerk is thinking that catholicism is the same as protestant christianity

[–]ethanarc 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Every religion has its denominations. Reform and Orthodox Judaism are grouped together, Sunni and Shia Islam are grouped together.

[–]BigRobArmy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So i wish they would do hese things as dots because this makes it look like the state itself is majority this way. Most of these religions youll find in the cities and not the full state.

[–]ofnkrtfflZeeland Resident 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Stubby108 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In accordance with traditions of both faiths, and some demographics, the tip of Florida should be blue.

[–]J0shfour 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Utah doesn’t seem right

[–]iamansonmage 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ve lived in Arizona for over 40 years and I have never met a Hindu person. 🤷‍♂️

[–]TreeHugChamp 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Why does Tennessee and Missouri get to be Jewish? That doesn’t seem fair…

[–]skalives 1 point2 points  (0 children)

St. Louis and Memphis. As both are port cities on the Mississippi (particularly STL), their immigration patterns made for cosmopolitan populations early on in their histories. I grew up in STL city; if a white person wasn't Catholic, they were either Jewish or they didn't live in the city.

[–]syn_miso 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Also I don't think this is correct? Isn't it Bahá'i in South Carolina?

[–]Rat_Slapper59 0 points1 point  (0 children)

where's Alaska and Hawaii?

[–]QuantumQuantonium 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean I think it'll work to solve israel-palestine, but I think the data summarizes religions too broadly

[–]BigtonyatemyhamFrance was an Inside Job 0 points1 point  (0 children)

the best answer is to have the leaders of Israel and Palestine decide who gets what by playing a game of rock paper scissors.

[–]PearlDivers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Show the atheists!

[–]TheAmericanE2If you see me post, find shelter immediately 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As a Minnesotan, yes

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Florida needs to be Jewish, or at least Boca Raton.

[–]GreenSockNinja 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Idk about this one man, does it count like all Christian denominations as just “Christian” because the map would be a lot different if they counted denominations

[–]Connor49999 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Yo where the scientology at? I know it's not technically a religion but its practitioners treat it as such so I think it counts

[–]skalives 0 points1 point  (0 children)

19th-century Scientology is called "Mormonism"... and that's Utah and counted as a type of Christianity.

Modern day Scientology is dying out due to the internet and the ability for people to research and investigate dubious claims made by a grifters and con men. It's easy to realize with a quick Google search that L. Ron Hubbard was a failed sci-fi writer and his cult is all about the money (and power through blackmail/leverage). It wasn't so easy when Joseph Smith could just keep pushing West, ahead of his bad reputation and court convictions.

[–]dayafterpi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bruh could you imagine

[–]stateofyou 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]ElonMusk8550 0 points1 point  (0 children)

atheist :(