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CJatholic or Pentecostal, but it is a \\irtual eertaintv' that thc\\ will\r\nnot be attending mosques or Taoist temples. Then as now, Latinos\r\nwill o\\er\\\\helmingl\\' be Christian. And so, perhaps surpri,singl\\-,\r\nwill be the bnlk of the .^ian popnlation. Some Asian immigrants\r\ntodav follow traditional religions sueh as Buddhism, but\r\nman\\ others are Christian. Man\\ derive from sfrongh' Christian\r\nhomelands, like the Philippines, or from countries v\\ith large\r\nCjhristian minorities, sueh as Vietnam or South Korea. Other\r\nAsian migrants are recent converts. Among Korean-Americans\r\nt()da\\, Christians outnumber Buddhists b\\' ten or twenh to one.\r\nThe "Pacific Rim" is looking ever more like a Christian Arc.\r\nIhe number of new immigrants wiro practice non-Christian\r\nreligions is fiir less than most might suppose. Buddhist or Taoist\r\nnumbers are smaller than the\\' appear, and the numbers commonh'\r\ngi\\en for American Muslims are likewise exaggerated.\r\nThough we read suggestions that the United States is home to as\r\nman\\' as eight million Muslims, actual numbers remain a good\r\ndeal smaller—probabK four million or so. amoiinfing to 1.5 percent\r\nof the population. Though .Americans tend to assume that all\r\nMiddle P.asteru immigrants must be Nhrslim, man}-Arab-/\\mericans\r\nare, in fact. Christian. The United States has been a popular\r\ndesHnation for better-off Arab Christians from Palestine, Lebanon,\r\nand Svria. .\\nd an\\ likeh' Muslim...

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