Hawaii Religion

Hawaii Religion
The largest denominations by number of adherents were the Catholic Church with 240,813 in 2000 and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with 68,128 in 2009.
According to data provided by religious establishments, religion in Hawaii in 2000 was distributed as follows:
  •     Christianity: 351,000 (28.9%)
  •     Buddhism: 110,000 (9%)
  •     Judaism: 10,000 (0.8%)
  •     Other: 100,000 (10%)
  •     Unaffiliated: 650,000 (51.1%)
"Other" are religions other than Christianity, Buddhism, or Judaism; this group includes Bahá'í Faith, Confucianism, Daoism, the Hawaiian religion, Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Shintoism, Zoroastrianism, and other religions.

"Unaffiliated" refers to people who do not belong to a congregation; this group includes agnostics, atheists, humanists, and the irreligious.

A 2009 Gallup poll found religion was distributed as follows, excluding those of other non-Judeo-Christian religions and those who had "no opinion":
  •     Protestant/Other Christian: 37.8%
  •     Roman Catholic: 22.8%
  •     Mormonism: 3.3%
  •     Judaism: 0.7%
  •     Irreligious, Agnostic, Atheist: 21.0%
A special case is Hoʻoponopono, an ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness, combined with prayer. It is both philosophy and way of life. Traditionally hoʻoponopono is practiced by healing priests or kahuna lapaʻau among family members of a person who is physically ill.