Study finds that 34% of Catholics in US are Hispanic
Catholic World News - October 10, 2013
A study commissioned by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate has found that 34% of Catholics in the United States are Hispanic.
58% of the nation’s Catholics are non-Hispanic whites, 34% are Hispanic, 3% are black, 3% are Asian American, 1% are Native American, and 1% hail from Pacific islands.
The study also found that 22% of the nation’s non-Hispanic whites identify themselves as Catholic, as do 59% of Hispanics, 8% of blacks, and 19% of members of the other ethnic groups.
67% of foreign-born Hispanics are Catholic – a figure that declines to 54% for Hispanics born in the United States. Blacks born in Africa (26%) are far more likely to be Catholic than those not born in Africa.
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