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Religious Affiliation of
U.S. Governors
(May 2005)


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AffiliationNumber of
Governors
Percent of
of Governors
% of U.S.
   population
Catholic2244%24.5%
Methodist612%6.8%
Baptist612%16.3%
Presbyterian48%2.7%
Episcopalian36%1.7%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints24%1.9%
Jewish24%1.3%
Lutheran12%4.6%
Eastern Orthodox12%0.3%
United Church of Christ/Congregationalist12%0.7%
Protestant - not further specified12%2.2%
not stated12%13.2%
TOTAL50100%75.8%



StateGovernorReligious Affiliation
AlabamaBob RileyBaptist
AlaskaFrank MurkowskiCatholic
American SamoaTogiola TulafonoCongregationalist
ArizonaJanet NapolitanoMethodist
ArkansasMike HuckabeeSouthern Baptist
CaliforniaArnold SchwarzeneggerCatholic
ColoradoBill OwensCatholic
ConnecticutM. Jodi RellProtestant
DelawareRuth Ann MinnerMethodist
FloridaJeb BushCatholic
GeorgiaSonny PerdueBaptist
GuamFelix CamachoCatholic
HawaiiLinda LingleJewish
IdahoDirk KempthorneMethodist
IllinoisRod BlagojevichEastern Orthodox
IndianaMitch DanielsPresbyterian
IowaThomas VilsackCatholic
KansasKathleen SebeliusCatholic
KentuckyErnie FletcherBaptist
LouisianaKathleen BlancoCatholic
MaineJohn BaldacciCatholic
MarylandRobert EhrlichMethodist
MassachusettsMitt RomneyChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
MichiganJennifer GranholmCatholic
MinnesotaTim PawlentyLutheran
MississippiHaley BarbourPresbyterian
MissouriMatt BluntBaptist
MontanaBrian SchweitzerCatholic
NebraskaDave Heinemannot stated
NevadaKenny GuinnEpiscopalian
New HampshireJohn LynchCatholic
New JerseyRichard CodeyCatholic
New MexicoBill RichardsonCatholic
New YorkGeorge PatakiCatholic
North CarolinaMichael EasleyCatholic
North DakotaJohn HoevenCatholic
Northern Mariana IslandsJuan Babauta?
OhioBob TaftMethodist
OklahomaBrad HenryBaptist
OregonTed KulongoskiCatholic
PennsylvaniaEdward RendellJewish
Puerto RicoAnibal Acevedo-Vila?
Rhode IslandDon CarcieriCatholic
South CarolinaMark SanfordEpiscopalian
South DakotaMike RoundsCatholic
TennesseePhil BredesenPresbyterian
TexasRick PerryMethodist
UtahJon HuntsmanChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
VermontJames H. DouglasUnited Church of Christ
Virgin IslandsCharles TurnbullMethodist
VirginiaMark WarnerPresbyterian
WashingtonChristine GregoireCatholic
West VirginiaJoe Manchin IIICatholic
WisconsinJim DoyleCatholic
WyomingDave FreudenthalEpiscopalian

Religious Affiliation of
U.S. Governors
(November 2000)

AffiliationNumber of
Governors
Percent of
    of Governors
Catholic1632%
Methodist1122%
Episcopalian510%
Lutheran510%
Presbyterian48%
Baptist36%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints12%
 
"Non-denominational"/
   Unspecified Protestant/
   Unspecified Christian
510%
Total50100%



StateGovernorReligious Affiliation
AlabamaDon SiegelmanCatholic
AlaskaTony Knowles"Non-denominational"
American SamoaTauese P. F. SuniaCongregationalist
ArizonaJane Dee HullCatholic
ArkansasMike HuckabeeSouthern Baptist
CaliforniaGray DavisCatholic
ColoradoBill OwensCatholic
ConnecticutJohn RowlandCatholic
DelawareThomas R. CarperPresbyterian
FloridaJeb BushCatholic
GeorgiaRoy BarnesMethodist
GuamCarl T. C. GutierrezCatholic
HawaiiBenjamin Cayetano "Christian" (not further unspecified)
IdahoDirk KempthorneMethodist
IllinoisGeorge RyanMethodist
IndianaFrank O'BannonUnited Methodist
IowaTom VilsackCatholic
KansasBill GravesUnited Methodist
KentuckyPaul PattonPresbyterian
LouisianaMike FosterEpiscopalian
MaineAngus KingEpiscopalian
MarylandParris GlendeningCatholic
MassachusettsPaul CellucciCatholic
MichiganJohn EnglerCatholic
MinnesotaJesse VenturaLutheran
MississippiRonnie MusgroveMethodist
MissouriMel CarnahanBaptist
MontanaMarc RacicotCatholic
NebraskaMike JohannsCatholic
NevadaKenny GuinnEpiscopalian
New HampshireJeanne Shaheen Protestant - not further specified
New JerseyChristie Todd WhitmanPresbyterian
New MexicoGary JohnsonLutheran
New YorkGeorge PatakiCatholic
North CarolinaJames B. Hunt Jr.Presbyterian
North DakotaEdward SchaferEpiscopalian
OhioBob TaftMethodist
OklahomaFrank KeatingCatholic
OregonJohn Kitzhaber"Non-denominational"
PennsylvaniaTom RidgeCatholic
Rhode IslandLincoln AlmondEpiscopalian
South CarolinaJim HodgesMethodist
South DakotaBill JanklowLutheran
TennesseeDon SundquistLutheran
TexasGeorge W. BushMethodist
UtahMike Leavitt
Chairman of the National Governors' Association
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
VermontHoward DeanProtestant - not further specified
VirginiaJim GilmoreMethodist
WashingtonGary LockeChinese Baptist
West VirginiaCecil UnderwoodMethodist
WisconsinTommy ThompsonCatholic
WyomingJim GeringerLutheran

[Sources for religion/religious affiliation of U.S. governors include: National Governors' Association Online, 16 Nov. 2000; Elections U.S.A. web site, emailyourgovernor.com, etc.]

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