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- There were 1,376 hate crime offenses motivated by religious bias in 2009.
- Of the hate crime offenses motivated by religious bias in 2009, 70.1 percent were anti-Jewish, 9.3 percent were anti-Islamic, 8.6 percent were anti-other religion, 4.4 percent were anti-multiple religions, group, 4.0 percent were anti-Catholic, 2.9 percent were anti-Protestant and 0.7 percent were anti-Atheism/Agnosticism/etc. Source: FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program, "Hate Crime Statistics 2009".
- America has more religious groups than any other nation in the world. Source: Adherents.com
The First Amendment supports the right of an individual or group to worship – or not to worship – as they choose. Religious tolerance is accepting that others have the right to hold and practice their beliefs, no matter what their religion.