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Catholic proportion of Brazil's population in steep decline

CWN - July 02, 2012

Brazil, the country with the world’s largest Catholic population, has seen a dramatic slip in the proportion of residents who identify themselves as Catholics, the latest census shows.

In the 2010 census, 65% of Brazil’s 191 million people said that they are Catholics. In the last previous census, in 2000, 74% said that they were Catholic. That figure was 92% in the 1970 census.

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