Mosques in New York
Christians attend approximately 2000 churches and 4000 informal places of worship such as community halls and homes, thus a total of some 6000 churches. They comprise about 70% of the population, 40% of whom are Catholic and 30% Protestant. New York City also boasts the world’s largest cathedral, the Episcopal Church of St John the Divine. 12% of New Yorker claim Jewish decent. There are more Jews in New York City than there are in the Jerusalem city limits. They have more than 1000 synagogues – 70% permanent and 30% temporary places – at their service. There are almost a million Muslims in New York City. (Some sources claim 1.4 million; the New York City Community Affairs Bureau states the figure as 800 000.) There are more than 100 mosques in the city, plus an unknown number of small mosques that worshipers set up in their apartments or places that are not visible from the street.