Of the 6,220,000 people in the Greater Houston metro area, over 4.9 million—or 80 percent—identify as actively religious.

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  • 67 percent of Houstonians "absolutely" believe in God
  • 76 percent believe in heaven
  • 65 percent believe in hell
  • 42 percent attend a religious service at least once a week
  • 59 percent pray daily

How Houston Stacks Up in Number of Congregations per Capita

Our city has the second-largest number of Baptist congregations per person in the U.S., but that's not all...

  • Pentecostal: No. 2
  • Sikh: No. 3
  • Zoroastrian: No. 3
  • Church of Christ: No. 3
  • Assembly of God: No. 4
  • Muslim: No. 5
  • Non-denominational Christian: No. 5
  • Jehovah's Witness: No. 7
  • Hindu: No. 8
  • Buddhist: No. 9
  • Jain: No. 13
  • Friends: No. 13
  • Catholic: No. 15
  • Jewish: No. 17
  • Baha'i: No. 18
  • Greek Orthodox: No. 20
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