|Courtesy of the ASARB|
... By the mid-1980s, there were over 20,000 (Baha'is) on the rolls in South Carolina, more than in any other state. But, Stockman (Robert Stockman, the foremost historian of the Bahá’í Faith in America) acknowledges, 30 years later just 4,500 of the 17,500 members in the state currently recorded in the national Bahá’í database have good addresses. “All we can say about the other 13,000 is that they are not active enough as Bahá’ís to update their address when they moved.”
So is the Bahá’í Faith the second most populous religion after Christianity in South Carolina? The 2013 American Jewish Yearbook lists the state as having fewer than 14,000 Jews. Given what Stockman has to say, I’m prepared to stick to my original claim that Judaism is the (very distant) second most populous religion there. Still, a significant portion of those 13,000 Bahá’ís listed but without updated addresses — many of them low-income African Americans who could be missed by phone surveys – may still consider themselves members of the faith.
Source : http://marksilk.religionnews.com/2014/06/26/maybe-bahais-jews-south-carolina/
|The NEW LIE - 17,559 BAHA'IS in South Carolina (Year 2010)|
Surprisingly, 10 years ago, in the year 2000 there were 17,586 Baha’is in South Carolina
See : http://www.thearda.com/NewDenoms/D_1135_d.asp
The website of American Census Department shows a completely different picture of the Baha'i Faith in America.
|Table 75 of 2008 Census|
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