Religious Diversity: Not for Everyone

posted May 18, 2014, 2:04 AM by Professor Katz   [ updated May 18, 2014, 2:05 AM ]
We hear a lot about how Israel is supposed to be the 'Jewish state'....but in fact, only about 75% of the Israeli population is Jewish, which is more or less the same proportion of the American population that is white.  One could therefore argue that Israel is Jewish in the same way that the United States is white, even though one usually thinks of the USA as being rather diverse.  A map of global religious diversity produces some additional interesting results: