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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Catholic USA 20,268,000 - - - 1933 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Catholics: "Beginning 1923, incl... Alaska, & [since] 1927, in Hawaii. "
Catholic USA 20,323,000 - - - 1934 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Catholics: "Beginning 1923, incl... Alaska, & [since] 1927, in Hawaii. "
Catholic USA 20,523,000 - - - 1935 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Catholics: "Beginning 1923, incl... Alaska, & [since] 1927, in Hawaii. "
Catholic USA - 16.00% - - 1935 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 256. "From 1916 through the 1930s Catholic adherents had hovered between 150 and 160 per 1,000 population [in the U.S.]. "
Catholic USA 20,735,000 - - - 1936 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Catholics: "Beginning 1923, incl... Alaska, & [since] 1927, in Hawaii. "
Catholic USA 20,959,000 - - - 1937 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Catholics: "Beginning 1923, incl... Alaska, & [since] 1927, in Hawaii. "
Catholic USA 21,167,000 - - - 1938 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Catholics: "Beginning 1923, incl... Alaska, & [since] 1927, in Hawaii. "
Catholic USA 21,407,000 - - - 1939 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Catholics: "Beginning 1923, incl... Alaska, & [since] 1927, in Hawaii. "
Catholic USA 21,403,000 - - - 1940 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Catholics: "Beginning 1923, incl... Alaska, & [since] 1927, in Hawaii. "
Catholic USA - 16.10% - - 1940 Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People; Yale University Press: New Haven & London (1973); pg. 1002. Table showing percentage of U.S. population who are Protestant or Roman Catholic, in 1926, 1940, 1950, 1955, and 1958.
Catholic USA - 16.10% - - 1940 Herberg, Will. Protestant-Catholic-Jew: An Essay in American Religious Sociology; Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company (1960). [Source: Yearbook of American Churches, edition for 1960, pp. 261-62]; pg. 160. Table: "Percentage of total population (Protestants, Catholics) "
Catholic USA 22,293,000 - - - 1941 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Catholics: "Beginning 1923, incl... Alaska, & [since] 1927, in Hawaii. "
Catholic USA 22,556,000 - - - 1942 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Catholics: "Beginning 1923, incl... Alaska, & [since] 1927, in Hawaii. "
Catholic USA 22,945,000 - - - 1943 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Catholics: "Beginning 1923, incl... Alaska, & [since] 1927, in Hawaii. "
Catholic USA 23,420,000 - - - 1944 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Catholics: "Beginning 1923, incl... Alaska, & [since] 1927, in Hawaii. "
Catholic USA 23,964,000 - - - 1945 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Catholics: "Beginning 1923, incl... Alaska, & [since] 1927, in Hawaii. "
Catholic USA 24,402,000 - - - 1946 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Catholics: "Beginning 1923, incl... Alaska, & [since] 1927, in Hawaii. "
Catholic USA 25,000,000 - - - 1946 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988); pg. 18. "close of World War II " (pg. 14); "Roman Catholics made up another 25 million; and Jews, about 5 million. "
Catholic USA 25,000,000 - 15,000
units
- 1946 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988); pg. 19. "The Roman Catholic population of 25 million was organized into 15,000 parishes at the close of World War II. Supervision of these parishes was carried out by 4 cardinals, 15 archbishops, 99 bishops, and approx. 25,000 priests. "
Catholic USA 25,268,000 - - - 1947 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Catholics: "Beginning 1923, incl... Alaska, & [since] 1927, in Hawaii. "
Catholic USA 26,076,000 - - - 1948 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Catholics: "Beginning 1923, incl... Alaska, & [since] 1927, in Hawaii. "
Catholic USA - 19.90% - - 1948 Herberg, Will. Protestant-Catholic-Jew: An Essay in American Religious Sociology; Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company (1960); pg. 225. Table: "Distribution of Religios Groups by Class " (includes totals)
Catholic USA 26,718,000 - - - 1949 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Catholics: "Beginning 1923, incl... Alaska, & [since] 1927, in Hawaii. "
Catholic USA 27,766,000 - - - 1950 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Catholics: "Beginning 1923, incl... Alaska, & [since] 1927, in Hawaii. "
Catholic USA - 18.90% - - 1950 Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People; Yale University Press: New Haven & London (1973); pg. 1002. Table showing percentage of U.S. population who are Protestant or Roman Catholic, in 1926, 1940, 1950, 1955, and 1958.
Catholic USA - 18.90% - - 1950 Bokenkotter, Thomas. A Concise History of the Catholic Church. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1977); pg. 362. "In 1950, for instance, Protestants constituted 33.8% of the population [of the U.S.], and Catholics, 18.9%. "
Catholic USA - 19.00% - - 1950 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 256. "But the combined effect of the baby boom and the resumption of immigration from Europe caused the Catholic market share to jump to 190 per 1,000 by 1950 and to 235.9 by 1960. "
Catholic USA - 26.00% - - 1950 Herberg, Will. Protestant-Catholic-Jew: An Essay in American Religious Sociology; Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company (1960); pg. 211. "In terms of self-identification, the American people today are roughly about 66% Protestant, 26% Catholic, and 3.5% Jewish. "
Catholic USA - 18.90% - - 1950 Herberg, Will. Protestant-Catholic-Jew: An Essay in American Religious Sociology; Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company (1960). [Source: Yearbook of American Churches, edition for 1960, pp. 261-62]; pg. 160. Table: "Percentage of total population (Protestants, Catholics) "
Catholic USA - 24.00% - - 1950 *LINK* Roof, Wade Clark. "Religious Kaleidoscope: American Religion in the 1990s " in Temenos 32 (1996), 183-193. (Viewed online, Temenos web site, 30 Jan. 1999). "While Protestantism is declining in numbers, Catholicism is growing. At mid-century the proportion of Catholics in the country was about 24%; by the 1990s that proportion was 28 or 29%, expanding at about the same pace as Protestants are declining. "
Catholic USA 28,635,000 - - - 1951 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Catholics: "Beginning 1923, incl... Alaska, & [since] 1927, in Hawaii. "
Catholic USA 29,242,000 - - - 1951 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; Pg. 389: "The Roman Catholic Church... report as members the total number of baptized persons, include infants. "
Catholic USA 29,408,000 - - - 1952 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Catholics: "Beginning 1923, incl... Alaska, & [since] 1927, in Hawaii. "
Catholic USA 30,253,000 - - - 1952 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; Pg. 389: "The Roman Catholic Church... report as members the total number of baptized persons, including infants. "
Catholic USA - 22.00% - - 1952 Podell, Janet (ed.). Religion in American Life; New York: H. W. Wilson Company (1987); pg. 12. "...the Catholic community has steadily grown almost decade by decade. In the short space of 30 years Catholics increased from 22% to 26% of the population, or by 15%. "
Catholic USA 30,425,000 - - - 1953 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Catholics: "Beginning 1923, incl... Alaska, & [since] 1927, in Hawaii. "
Catholic USA 31,476,000 - - - 1953 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; Pg. 389: "The Roman Catholic Church... report as members the total number of baptized persons, including infants. "
Catholic USA - 19.70% - - 1953 Herberg, Will. Protestant-Catholic-Jew: An Essay in American Religious Sociology; Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company (1960); pg. 226. Table: "Distribution of Religios Groups by Residence, Rural and Urban " (includes totals)
Catholic USA 31,648,000 - - - 1954 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Catholics: "Beginning 1923, incl... Alaska, & [since] 1927, in Hawaii. "
Catholic USA 32,403,000 - - - 1954 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; Pg. 389: "The Roman Catholic Church... report as members the total number of baptized persons, including infants. "
Catholic USA 32,576,000 - - - 1955 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Catholics: "Beginning 1923, incl... Alaska, & [since] 1927, in Hawaii. "
Catholic USA 33,397,000 - - - 1955 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; Pg. 389: "The Roman Catholic Church... report as members the total number of baptized persons, including infants. "
Catholic USA - 20.30% - - 1955 Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People; Yale University Press: New Haven & London (1973); pg. 1002. Table showing percentage of U.S. population who are Protestant or Roman Catholic, in 1926, 1940, 1950, 1955, and 1958.
Catholic USA - 19.90% - - 1955 Herberg, Will. Protestant-Catholic-Jew: An Essay in American Religious Sociology; Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company (1960); pg. 225. Table: "Distribution of Religios Groups by Educational Level " (includes totals)
Catholic USA - 20.30% - - 1955 Herberg, Will. Protestant-Catholic-Jew: An Essay in American Religious Sociology; Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company (1960). [Source: Yearbook of American Churches, edition for 1960, pp. 261-62]; pg. 160. Table: "Percentage of total population (Protestants, Catholics) "
Catholic USA 33,574,000 - - - 1956 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Catholics: "Beginning 1923, incl... Alaska, & [since] 1927, in Hawaii. "
Catholic USA 34,564,000 - - - 1956 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; Pg. 389: "The Roman Catholic Church... report as members the total number of baptized persons, including infants. "
Catholic USA 34,564,000 - - - 1957 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Catholics: "Beginning 1923, incl... Alaska, & [since] 1927, in Hawaii. "
Catholic USA 35,847,000 - - - 1957 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; Pg. 389: "The Roman Catholic Church... report as members the total number of baptized persons, including infants. "
Catholic USA 36,023,000 21.00% 17,000
units
- 1957 Herberg, Will. Protestant-Catholic-Jew: An Essay in American Religious Sociology; Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company (1960); pg. 153. "In 1957 the Catholic Church in America counted about 36,023,000 members in 111 dioceses and 27 archdioceses... about 21% of the American people and just over 34% of the country's church-affiliated population... some 17,000 parishes... "
Catholic USA - 25.70% - - 1957 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 299. "... our figure for 1990 (26.2%) is very close to that obtained in March 1957 (25.7%), using exactly the same question. "
Catholic USA - 25.70% - - 1957 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 299. "... our figure for 1990 (26.2%) is very close to that obtained in March 1957 (25.7%), using exactly the same question. "
Catholic USA - 25.00% - - 1957 Rosten, Leo (ed.). Religions in America; New York: Simon & Schuster (1963), 8th ed. [1st pub. in 1952. 8th ed. completely revised]; pg. 224. "voluntary inquiry appeared under the title 'Religion Reported by the Civilian Pop. of U.S., March 1957.' 2 out of every 3 persons 14 years of age & over reported themselves as Protestants & 1 out of every 4 as Roman Catholic. " [About 100,000 in sample]
Catholic USA 34,386,352 - 16,260
units
- 1957 Spence, Hartzell. The Story of America's Religions; New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1960) [1st printing 1957]; pg. 94. "The Roman Catholic Church in the U.S. is 3 times the size of any other religious body in the country. It is vast, with 34,386,351 registered members in 16,260 parishes. "
Catholic USA - 23.00% - - 1957 Spence, Hartzell. The Story of America's Religions; New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1960) [1st printing 1957]; pg. 114. "For 25 years, the raio of Catholics to the total population remained roughly constant: 23% Catholic, 70.8 Protestant, 3.1 Jewish, 3.1% other. Between 1958 and 1960, the number of Roman Catholics increased to 26.1%. "
Catholic USA 33,400,000 19.88% - - 1957 Welles, Sam. The World's Great Religions, New York: Time Incorporated (1957); pg. 204-205. Table: "Christians, Their Practices "; "Roman Catholics: Members in... the U.S., 33.4 million children and adults. Total U.S. assets, over $2 billion... "
Catholic USA 36,024,000 - - - 1958 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Catholics: "Beginning 1923, incl... Alaska, & [since] 1927, in Hawaii. "
Catholic USA 39,510,000 - - - 1958 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; Pg. 389: "The Roman Catholic Church... report as members the total number of baptized persons, including infants. "
Catholic USA - 20.80% - - 1958 Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People; Yale University Press: New Haven & London (1973); pg. 1002. Table showing percentage of U.S. population who are Protestant or Roman Catholic, in 1926, 1940, 1950, 1955, and 1958.
Catholic USA - 20.80% - - 1958 Bokenkotter, Thomas. A Concise History of the Catholic Church. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1977); pg. 362. -
Catholic USA - 22.80% - - 1958 Herberg, Will. Protestant-Catholic-Jew: An Essay in American Religious Sociology; Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company (1960). [Source: Yearbook of American Churches, edition for 1960, pp. 261-62]; pg. 160. Table: "Percentage of total population (Protestants, Catholics) "
Catholic USA 39,505,000 - - - 1959 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391-392. Table: "Membership of Selected Religious Bodies: 1790 to 1970 "; Catholics: "Beginning 1923, incl... Alaska, & [since] 1927, in Hawaii. Beginning 1959, includes membership within jurisdiction of military ordinariate. "
Catholic USA 40,871,000 - - - 1959 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; Pg. 389: "The Roman Catholic Church... report as members the total number of baptized persons, including infants. "
Catholic USA - 22.00% - - 1959 Feldman, Egal. Dual Destinies: The Jewish Encounter with Protestant America; Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press (1990); pg. 188. "By the end of the 1950s, for example, Roman Catholics who constituted more than 22% of the population, compared favorably to the 35.5% claimed by the combined denominations of Protestantism. "
Catholic USA 36,000,000 - - - 1959 Stuber, Stanley I. How We Got Our Denominations: A Primer on Church History. New York: Association Press Revised Ed., 1959); pg. 135. "Roman Catholic Church... Approximately 36,000,000 members in the United States, and 500,000,000 around the world. "


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