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Astronism in the United States refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the United States of America (USA). The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of the United States, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution, in addition to the supersubsidiaries each holding jurisdiction over the 50 individual states within the United States.

The Astronist Superiate of the United States oversees the nationwide and international issues of Astro-American philosophy. However, it is the supersubsidiaries of each U.S. state that oversee the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction.  

This jurisdiction stretches across all states within the country and its overseas territories of Guam, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, each of which hold a supersubsidiary. The District of Columbia is also set to hold The People’s Grand World Eidouranium of America, which is to be the world’s second largest sopharium.

Other terms

Several terms are used to refer to the presence of Astronism in the United States including:

  • Astro-American philosophy
  • Astro-American religion
  • Astro-American spirituality
  • American astroncy
  • American Astronism
  • American astronomical religion
  • American Cosmism
  • American space religion
  • Americo-Astronism

History of Astronism in the United States

Astronism has held a presence in the United States since the inception of the former in 2013. Astronism's spread to the United States occurred simultaneously or almost immediately following its initial dissemination in its origin country, the United Kingdom. This immediate dissemination of Astronism to the United States occurred as a result of the majority of Astronist content and materials being produced in English as its primary language.

Only after some years was the full range of Astronist content completely translated into other major languages which stagnated Astronism's initial growth in non-English speaking countries as a result.

This, of course, was the not the case for Astronism in the United States that began to flourish almost immediately and Astronism continues to grow as a minority religion in the United States today. Astronism is not currently recognised as a religion by the US government which has caused considerable setbacks for its wider dissemination in the country. However, in December 2020, just six years after Astronism was founded, the Astronist Institution's Demographics of Astronism report stated that 450,000 Astronists were living in the United States, up from 358,000 Astronists living in the United States.

Astronism by U.S. state

Astronism in the states of USA in alphabetical order: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, MinnesotaMississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New YorkNorth Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Astronism by American dependent territory

Astronism in American Samoa

Main article: Astronism in American Samoa

As of 2020, the number of Astronists living in American Samoa was recorded at 267.

Astronism in Guam

Main article: Astronism in Guam

As of 2020, the number of Astronists living in Guam was recorded at 400.

Astronism in the Northern Mariana Islands

Main article: Astronism in the Northern Mariana Islands

As of 2020, the number of Astronists living in the Northern Mariana Islands was recorded as 175.

Astronism in Puerto Rico

Main article: Astronism in Puerto Rico

As of 2020, 5,900 Astronists are recorded as living in Puerto Rico.

Astronism in the United States Virgin Islands

Main article: Astronism in the United States Virgin Islands

As of 2020, 250 Astronists are recorded as living in the U.S. Virgin Islands, up from 200 Astronists the year before.

Astronist demographics in the United States

Year Number of Astronists
2019 358,000
2020 450,000

See also

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