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The major racial groups in the United States are: [[European American|Whites]] 78%, [[African Americans]] 12%, [[Mestizo]]s (people of mixed Spanish and Indian descent) 6%, [[Asian]]s just under 4% and [[Native American]]s less than 1%. Approximately 15% of Americans are [[Latinos]], although they may be of any race.<ref> http://www.census.gov/</ref>
 
The major racial groups in the United States are: [[European American|Whites]] 78%, [[African Americans]] 12%, [[Mestizo]]s (people of mixed Spanish and Indian descent) 6%, [[Asian]]s just under 4% and [[Native American]]s less than 1%. Approximately 15% of Americans are [[Latinos]], although they may be of any race.<ref> http://www.census.gov/</ref>
  
==United States Prison Population==
 
The [[United States]] has the highest incarceration rate in the world which has more than 700 U.S adults per 100,000 and the prison population is more than 2,000,000 which makes up 25 percent of the world's population.<ref>https://www.prisonpolicy.org/global/</ref>
 
<ref>https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2015/04/30/does-the-united-states-really-have-five-percent-of-worlds-population-and-one-quarter-of-the-worlds-prisoners/?utm_term=.23c67b752b9c</ref>
 
<ref>https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2015/07/07/yes-u-s-locks-people-up-at-a-higher-rate-than-any-other-country/?utm_term=.33560a158553</ref>
 
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
* [[Population density]]
 
* [[Population density]]

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The United States has the third highest population in the world, and it is estimated to have a population of more than 300 million . It is a very diverse country with people from virtually all races and religions.

The major religions in the United States are Christianity 70.6% (Evangelical) Protestant 25.4%, Mainline Protestant 14.7%,Historically Black Protestant 6.5%, Catholic 20.8%, Mormon 1.6%,Orthodox Christian 0.5%, Jehovah's Witnesses 0.8%, other Christian 0.4%). Non-Christian Faiths:Judaism 1.9%, Muslim 0.9%. Buddhist 0.7%, Hindu 0.7%,other 1.8% . Unaffiliated 22.8%, atheist 3.1%, agnostic 4.0%, 'nothing in particular' 15.8%, 'don't know' 0.8%.[1]


The major racial groups in the United States are: Whites 78%, African Americans 12%, Mestizos (people of mixed Spanish and Indian descent) 6%, Asians just under 4% and Native Americans less than 1%. Approximately 15% of Americans are Latinos, although they may be of any race.[2]

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