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How many Wiccans are there in the U.S.?

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Nobody knows how many Wiccans that there are. We have a hunch that few personal 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 by individuals as low as 2,000 Wiccans in 1982 and 3,600 in 1996. At the other extreme, Phyllis Curott, author of Book of Shadows, estimated 5 to 10 million in 1999. 1 There have been a few surveys conducted by polling companies which numbers based on hard evidence. But these polls have problems that we feel significantly underestimate the number of Wiccans in the U.S.

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  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 online book store'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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