Rhode Island has highest percentage of Catholics; Tennessee, lowest percentage
CWN - November 03, 2008
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has published in tabular form the population of Catholics by state and the percentage of Catholics who live in each state. Seven states have a population that is higher than 30% Catholic: Rhode Island (59.5%), Massachusetts (42%), New Jersey (41%), New York (37.1%), Connecticut (36.6%), Nevada (32.3%), and Illinois (30.1%). Ten states have a population that is lower than 5% Catholic: Tennessee (2.3%), Alabama (3.3%), Mississippi (3.7%), North Carolina (4%), Arkansas (4.1%), South Carolina (4.2%), Oklahoma (4.8%), and West Virginia (4.9%). California has the highest number of Catholics (10,463,330), while Wyoming has the lowest (47,119).
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