Percentage of Catholics declines in 29 US states
March 09, 2009
The percentage of people identifying themselves as Catholic has declined in 29 states since 1990, according to a new American Religious Identification Survey released today. Declines are steepest in Montana, Louisiana, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Leading the states with a higher percentage of self-identified Catholics are Texas, California, Arizona, Mississippi, and Kansas. In all, 25.1% of Americans identified themselves as Catholics in 2008-- down from 26.2% in 1990.
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