The religion owed much of its strength in the state to a series of campaigns from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s, in which some twenty thousand people from all walks of life—from young white college students to elderly black former sharecroppers—had become Bahá’ís. However, the origins of South Carolina’s robust Bahá’í movement lay not in the social upheavals of the 1960s, but in painstaking efforts to build an interracial faith community during the long decades of segregation and disfranchisement. In contrast to every other religious organization in early-twentieth century South Carolina, the Bahá’ís developed an explicit policy of promoting racial integration at the local level.
It's not that there are a lot of Baha'i in South Carolina, it's just that there are damn few of anybody else (besides Christians).
Yes, but that's still almost triple the next largest non-Christian population in the United States.
Adherents reported* (1,597)
*Bahá'í and Zoroastrian maintain adherent lists by mailing address rather than by congregation. In two counties without congregations, Zoroastrians reported the most adherents. In two others, Zoroastrians and Bahá'í reported the same number of adherents. In all others, Bahá'í reported the most.
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