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What religion was prevalent in the North Carolina colony?

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The Quaker religion, also known as The Society of Friends, was a prevalent religion in the North Carolina colony. The colony's policies on religious freedom were a draw for many among the Society as they were persecuted in other colonies.

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While the Church of England was the official religion of the North Carolina colony, very little attempt was made to set up a large Anglican establishment, making way for the Society of Friends to settle the area early. Quakers were instrumental in many of the policies and held political offices within the region until they lost their influence because of their pacifist stance toward ongoing wars.

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