No Consensus on Census
One thing has remained fixed about the U.S. Census: It has never included a question about religion. According to one scholar, that's not likely to change.
The source: “Religion as Identity in Postwar America: The Last Serious Attempt to Put a Question on Religion in the United States Census” by Kevin M. Schultz, in The Journal of American History, Sept. 2006.
In traditional histories of the 1950s, religion united Americans in a way of life that contrasted with that of their godless Soviet counterparts across the Cold War divide. Not so, writes historian Kevin M. Schultz, a...