Faith in Combat

A look at the religious makeup of the U.S. armed forces. Plus: Religious resources for the military and their families.

 

Religions of service members in the U.S. armed forces, according to the Department of Defense Manpower Data Center.



Religion Army Air Force Navy/Marines
Protestant 194,594 152,226 226,442
Catholic 99,666 85,657 128,305
Muslim 1,988 760 1,410
Jewish 1,413 1,027 1,548
Orthodox 397 587 506
Buddhist 885 541 1,093
Hindu 158 115 164
Other 50,754 7,547 3,455
No stated preference 120,471 102,104 131,551


Source: Religion Newswriters Association

Related Links:
  • Religion in the Military Discussions
  • Military Chaplains' Association
  • Circle Sanctuary's Ministry to Military Personnel
  • Interviews with Military Chaplains
  • Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.
  • Catholic War Veterans of the U.S.
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