The religion of Wicca
How many Wiccans are there in the U.S.?
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.
Topics covered in this section:
Introduction: Religious groups'
self-reporting; census data.....
Estimates by various polling groups, for the years. Some are personal guesses; others are the result of telephone surveys:
This group's attempts to estimate the number
in the U.S.
for the years:
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.
Copyright © 1999 to 2016 by Ontario Consultants on Religious
Latest update: 2018-NOV-21
Author: B.A. Robinson