California sounds like a really interesting place, religiously speaking that is. There are 10,079,310 Catholics, the largest Christian group, 529,575 Mormons, 471,119 Baptists and 994,000 Jews. In fact Los Angeles has the second largest Jewish population in the US outside New York. There are about a million Muslims in California, 100,000 in San Diego alone, more than in any other state. Forty percent of all American Buddhists live in California. The Los Angeles Metropolitan Area has become unique in the Buddhist world as the only place where representative organizations of every major school of Buddhism can be found in a single urban center. And the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas in northern California and the His Lai Temple in southern California are two of the largest Buddhist temples in the Western Hemisphere.