Source: Sperling’s Group/Fast Forward Inc. via http://www.bestplaces.net/religion/city/california/san_diegohttp://www.bestplaces.net/religion/city/california/san_diego ReligionSan Diego CountyUnited States Percent that affiliate with a religion1.23%49.19% Catholic31.35%13.08% Latter Day Saints (LDS)1.35%1.85% Baptist1.23%13.66% Episcopalian0.46%0.55% Pentecostal0.72%1.84% Lutheran0.94%4.91% Methodist1.05%6.08% Presbyterian0.78%1.22% Other Christian2.58%5.60% Jewish2.09%0.25% Eastern (includes Hindu and Buddhist)0.08%0.06% Islam0.26%0.09%
Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, 2007 Survey Based on interviews with more than 35,000 Americans age 18 and older, the U.S. Religious Landscape Survey finds that religious affiliation in the U.S. is both very diverse and extremely fluid. More than one-quarter of American adults (28%) have left the faith in which they were raised in favor of another religion - or no religion at all. The survey finds that the number of people who say they are unaffiliated with any particular faith today (16.1%) is more than double the number who say they were not affiliated with any particular religion as children. Among Americans ages 18-29, one-in-four say they are not currently affiliated with any particular religion.
“Despite popular misconceptions, there are almost no religious rules against donating organs or receiving transplants. A few denominations ban these practices, and a few others have rules that are not models of clarity. But for most of mainstream Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism, organ donations and transplants are allowed or even encouraged.” (Belief.net)
Spirituality [definition]: A secular, or nonreligious, definition of spirituality may emphasize humanistic ideas or virtues such as forgiveness, love, tolerance, compassion, patience, responsibility, and concern for others, without necessarily embracing faith in a divine being or metaphysical reality.
Spiritual Assessment Four basic spiritual needs that all patients share may be identified as: To find meaning in life To have a sense of the transcendent, or divine To relate healthily to God, other people, and nature To experience inner awareness, creativity, and freedom Clinebell PhD, Howard. Basic Types of Pastoral Care and Counseling: Resources for the Ministry of Healing and Growth (1966)