Freedom and Tolerance of Minority Religions of the United States

Religion in the United States

In the United States of America, a Religious Landscape Study was done to determine the demographics of the nation. The Religious Landscape Study surveys more than 35,000 Americans and asks about about their religious practices.

The percentages in the percentage wheel to the left indicate that the religious practices of Hinduism in the United States is approximately 4%, while Islam is 1% and Sikhism is less than 1%.

How does the United States Constitution protect the practice of minority religions?

Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, and Sikhism are three of the minority religions in the United States, but does that mean that they are any less/more protected under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution than the more practiced religions?

A group of students at Augusta University set out to discover the answer to this question. The First Amendment of the United States Constitution gives a citizen of the U.S. the freedom to practice their chosen religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition.

With this implemented into the Constitution, no single religion is held at a higher standard than another. This entails that no matter how many people practice a specific religion, that religion will still be protected under the First Amendment.