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Trick or Treat or Data

FRIDAY, OCT 28, 2011

As we approach Halloween, ghosts and trick or treaters alike might wonder where the most ghoulish celebrations will be.

Social Explorer’s tools allow them to examine data on religious cults and sects.  With data from the 2009 Religious Data Survey (from the Association of Religion Data Archives), users can research where cult and sect members worship and plan their haunting and candy routes accordingly.

According to the data, there are 25 such congregations in the US, reporting 7,637 members.  Which states might peddle in the most pagan rituals?   The following states have sect and/or cult congregations:

  • California
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Washington

To explore detailed religion data elsewhere in the country and at the county level, visit Social Explorer’s maps and reports tools.

Happy Dataween!

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