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Immigration Questions and Answers

1. Christianity, as defined by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, is the largest religious tradition in how many of the 3,143 counties in the United States?

  1. 2,793
  2. 2,971
  3. 3,019
  4. 3,143

2. In 2010, prior to the Syrian civil war, the United States was host to 148,214 Syrian immigrants. By 2014, that number had grown to

  1. 159,984
  2. 170,066
  3. 187,911
  4. 223,419

3. The most common country of origin of legal immigrants in Michigan is

  1. India
  2. Iraq
  3. Mexico
  4. Iceland

4. Other than Mexico, the most common country of origin of legal immigrants in five states in middle America (Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma) is

  1. Nicaragua
  2. Myanmar
  3. Ethiopia
  4. India

5. As reported by NAMB, what percentage of the 985 churches planted by Southern Baptists in 2014 were predominantly non-Anglo?

  1. 33 percent
  2. 49 percent
  3. 58 percent
  4. 67 percent

6. The largest non-Christian religious tradition in South Carolina is

  1. Buddhist
  2. Bahá’i
  3. Hindu
  4. Wiccan

7. The country of origin of the largest number of legal immigrants in the United States is

  1. Mexico
  2. India
  3. China
  4. Vietnam

8. According to Business Insider, the most religiously diverse states in America include the following:

  1. Kansas and West Virginia
  2. Vermont and New Hampshire
  3. Alabama and Mississippi
  4. California and New York

9. Which of the following sets of three states has the largest per capita religious participation in the United States?

  1. Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee
  2. California, Florida, Texas
  3. North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah
  4. Idaho, Oregon, Washington

10. What region of the country has the highest number of congregations per ten thousand people?

  1. Texas Panhandle north through North Dakota (North Texas, Western Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota)
  2. Louisiana north to Wisconsin (Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Southern Minnesota)
  3. Tennessee and its adjoining southern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Virginia)
  4. The Atlantic Seaboard south of Washington DC (Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Maryland, Delaware)

11. Followers of Islam comprise from 1 percent to 3 percent of the population in how many states?

  1. 16
  2. 22
  3. 29
  4. 42

12. On any given Sunday, Southern Baptists will be worshiping the Lord in more than how many languages?

  1. 55
  2. 70
  3. 85
  4. 100

13. The most common country of origin of immigrants in both Minnesota and Maine is

  1. Somalia
  2. Burundi
  3. Sudan
  4. Canada

14. The Southern Baptist Convention, formed in 1845, adopted its first Resolution addressing the need to minister to immigrant populations in

  1. 1846
  2. 1918
  3. 1946
  4. 2007

15. After reaching a high of 12.2 million, the number of known illegal immigrants in the United States has steadily declined since what year.

  1. 2007
  2. 2010
  3. 2013
  4. None; illegal immigration in the US continues to rise

16. Southern Baptists have received annual reports about ministry to immigrants, refugees, and/or displaced persons, both domestically and internationally, in each year’s SBC Book of Reports since

  1. the 1930s
  2. the 1950s
  3. the 1970s
  4. the 1990s
Largest Non-Christian Tradition by County

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Answers

1. (d.) Christianity, as defined by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, is the largest religious tradition in all 3,143 counties in the United States (see map below for ddenominational breakdown).

Participating Religious Group with the Largest Number of Adherents, 2010

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2. (b.) In 2010, prior to the Syrian civil war, the United States was host to 148,214 Syrian immigrants. By 2014, that number had grown to 170,066.

3. (b.) The most common country of origin of legal immigrants in Michigan is Iraq.

4. (b.) Other than Mexico, the most common country of origin of legal immigrants in five states in middle America (Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma) is Myanmar.

5. (c.) As reported by NAMB, 58 percent of the 985 churches planted by Southern Baptists in 2014 were predominantly non-Anglo.

6. (b.) The largest non-Christian religious tradition in South Carolina is Bahá’i (see map below).

Second Largest Religious Tradition in Each State, 2010

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7. (a.) The country of origin of the largest number of legal immigrants in the United States is Mexico.

8. (a.) According to Business Insider, the most religiously diverse states in America include Kansas and West Virginia.

9. (c.) North Dakota, South Dakota, and Utah have the largest per capita religious participation in the United states.

10. (a.) The Texas Panhandle north through North Dakota has the highest number of congregations per ten thousand people.

11. (b.) Followers of Islam comprise from 1 percent to 3 percent of the population in 22 states.

12. (d.) On any given Sunday, Southern Baptists will be worshiping the Lord in more than 100 languages.

13. (a.) The most common country of origin of immigrants in both Minnesota and Maine is Somalia.

14. (a.) The Southern Baptist Convention, formed in 1845, adopted its first Resolution addressing the need to minister to immigrant populations in 1846.

15. (a.) After reaching a high of 12.2 million, the number of known illegal immigrants in the United States has steadily declined since 2007.

16. (a.) Southern Baptists have received annual reports about ministry to immigrants, refugees, and/or displaced persons, both domestically and internationally, in each year’s SBC Book of Reports since the 1930s.

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March 2016 Edition
Volume 24, Issue 3
March 2016