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Witches count!
So be counted, and let the world know that we exist.

October 7, 2000

The Wiccan/Pagan Poll Final Results

The fourth quarter results have been tabulated from the poll begun by the Covenant of the Goddess (CoG) in late July, 1999. 
We have received a total of 32,854 responses in the year the poll was on the CoG web site. Of those, 1.1% were "manual" entries (mailed-in responses). Based on our response rate, we estimate the number of Witches and Pagans in the United States to be approximately 768,400.

The majority of Witches and Pagans-- 65% --are between the ages of 18 and 39, showing a marked change in the rise of newer seekers. This supports the supposition that Neo-Paganism is the fastest growing religious movement in the United States.


The "voter" percentages are based upon responses from U.S. citizens 18 years of age or older. Witches and Pagans demonstrate a strong belief in the power of the individual through active participation in the democratic process 

The ratio of women to men is approximately two to one:

Witches and Pagans serve their country, with what appears to be a higher percentage of women among the armed forces than the national average.

Yes, we are everywhere, and are represented in every state, the District of Columbia, all the provinces of Canada, and beyond:

There were a few recurring questions concerning this poll; the answers follow: 

  • There was a mechanism in place to thwart "stuffing" the poll.
  • We understand that there were individuals who did not wish to be "categorized."  The categories we selected were designed to include the broadest range of individuals while still being meaningful.
  • For the purposes of this poll, the subtleties between Witch and Wiccan were not germane.
Thank you all for your participation and support in this worthwhile project.


In Her Service,; 

Kathryn FullerNational First Officer Emerita

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