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Census Religions Search

The Census Religions Search generates and displays a list of the religions recorded by census enumerators, along with the number of practioners in each year.

How to Use the Religions Search

The search can be done for any or all of the census years; select the years you want to include by checking the appropriate checkboxes. If you check the "Show all religions" checkbox, all religions in the database will be listed, even if there are no census records for that religion in the selected years. If you check the "Show percent change" checkbox, the percent change of the number of records between two census years will be calculated and displayed. You must select at least two census years for the percentage to be calculated.

The Search Results List

Any results from your search are displayed in the form of a table. The number of columns that will be displayed depends on the number of census years you selected, and whether or not the "Show percent change" checkbox is checked.

The data in the table columns can be sorted by clicking the Sort ascending or Sort descending symbol found in each column title. The column that the data is currently sorted on will have one of these symbols in red.

The religion name is a link. Clicking on an religion will do an automatic search of the census data for the selected years, to display all records using that religion.