New Perspectives on the Changing Religious Diversity in the Great Plains
The religious landscape of the Plains is dominated by four major denominations: Lutherans, Catholics, Methodists, and Baptists. But beneath these prevailing majorities are others that are declining (Presbyterians) and increasing (Pentecostals and Mormons) in membership and places of worship. Jews, Muslims, Charismatics, and Baha'i are also increasing in metropolitan areas, where the greatest diversity exists. "Religious geology," a concept that depicts religious diversity, exhibits sharp regional variations.
Great Plains Research, Vol. 14 (Spring 2004), 49-76.