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Overview:

Nobody knows how many Wiccans that there are. We have a hunch that few estimates are accurate within 50%.

When we started to research this question, we assumed that we could find a few reasonably accurate estimates, compute their average, and present the result as a ballpark number of the number of Wiccans in the U.S. But it was not to be. We found estimates as low as 2,000 Wiccans in 1982 or 3,600 in 1996. At the other extreme, Phyllis Curott, author of Book of Shadows, estimated 5 to 10 million in 1999. 1

Topics covered in this section:

bulletIntroduction: Religious groups' self-reporting; census data.....
 
bulletEstimates by various groups: Largely guesses of questionable accuracy
 
bulletEstimates of numbers and growth rate based on ARIS surveys

References:

  1. Phyllis Curott, "Book of Shadows: A modern woman's journey into the wisdom of Witchcraft and the magic of the Goddess," Broadway Books, (1999) Read reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store Amazon.com's sales rank for this book was 2,356 on 1999-OCT-26. Not bad, considering that Amazon lists over 1 million books.

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