Legal Immigrants to the USA, 1992-2012, by Religion

posted May 29, 2013, 3:48 AM by Professor Katz

Legal immigrants to the United States tend to be Christians: no surprise.  But notice that there has been a significant percentage change during the past twenty years.  In 1992, Christians comprised 68% of legal immigrants, while in 2012 they made up only 61%.  On the other hand, Muslim legal immigrants doubled their percentage share from 5% to 10% during the same period, while Hindus increased from 3% to 7%.