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Paganism is not considered a popular religion – at least not yet. But the number of pagans in the U.S. seems to be growing. And because of this emerging trend, there is a group of pagans who are working to someday serve the financial needs of this new national field of membership through a proposed Pagan Federal Credit Union.

American Religious Identification Surveys conducted by Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., determined that in 2008 there were an estimated 682,000 Americans who identified as Pagans or Wiccans. Six years later in 2014, the Pew Research Center reported approximately one million to 1.5 million people identify as Wiccan or Pagan. Wicca is generally considered a modern pagan religion based on pre-Christian traditions whose followers practice witchcraft and nature worship.

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