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Catholic USA 40,871,000 - - - 1960 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 42,105,000 - - - 1960 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 - 23.59% - - 1960 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 - 23.00% - - 1960 Herberg, Will. Protestant-Catholic-Jew: An Essay in American Religious Sociology; Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company (1960); pg. 46. "Asked to identify theselves in terms of religious 'preference, " 95% of the Americans, according to a recent public opinion survey, declared themselves to be either Protestants, Catholics, or Jews (68% Protestants, 23% Catholics, 4% Jews) "
Catholic USA - 26.10% - - 1960 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 42,105,000 - - - 1961 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 42,877,000 - - - 1961 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 42,882,000 - - - 1962 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 43,848,000 - - - 1962 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 43,847,000 - - - 1963 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 44,874,000 - - - 1963 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 44,874,000 - - - 1964 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 45,641,000 - - - 1964 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 45,600,000 25.00% - - 1965 "More is Less " in Dallas Morning News, 25 Sept. 1999. [Source: Texas Catholic]; pg. G1. "The U.S. Catholic population has reached 59.2 million, up from 45.6 million in 1965... Overall, Catholic make up 22% of the nation. That number is down from a high of nearly 25% in the 1960s. "
Catholic USA 45,640,000 - - - 1965 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 46,246,000 - - - 1965 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 - 23.00% - - 1965 Greeley, Andrew M. The Catholic Myth: The Behavior and Beliefs of American Catholics. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1990); pg. 109. "The surveys of religion done at NORC since the early 1960s consistently report 25% of the population Catholic. The Gallup data, on the other hand, indicate an increase from 23% to 28% between the early 1960s and the present, a 20% increase in the proportion of Amerian who are Catholic. In which estimate should more confidence be placed? "
Catholic USA - 25.00% - - 1965 Greeley, Andrew M. The Catholic Myth: The Behavior and Beliefs of American Catholics. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1990); pg. 268. "Catholics continue to be approximately the same proportion of the population in all five countries that they were twenty years ago--nine-tenths in Italy, two-fifths in the BRD [West Germany], a quarter in the United States and Australia, and a tenth in Britain. "
Catholic USA - - - - 1965 Reeves, Thomas C. Twentieth Century America: A Brief History. New York: Oxford University Press (2000); pg. 193. "American Roman Catholics were profoundly shaken by the modernization resulting from the Second Vatican Council (1962-65). The Mass was now said in English with the 'pastor' facing the people. In most churches, traditional music, rituals, discipline, and clerical vestments disappeared. Most nuns discarded or altered their habits. Many churches were stripped of altars, statues, and convessionals. Still, some on the left were disappointed that the changes did not go further to include married clergy, women priests, and approval of artificial birth control, abortion, and divorce. Mass attendance dropped sharply. Between 1966 and 1969, the number of nuns in America dropped by 14,000, and the number of seminarians by 30%. By 1976, some 35,000 nuns and 10,000 priests had departed. "
Catholic USA 46,246,000 - - - 1966 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 46,865,000 - - - 1966 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 46,864,000 - - - 1967 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 47,468,000 - - - 1967 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 47,468,000 - - - 1968 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 47,873,000 - - - 1968 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 47,872,000 - - - 1969 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 47,873,000 - - - 1969 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 47,872,000 - - - 1970 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 48,215,000 - - - 1970 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 48,391,000 - - - 1970 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything 1999. New York: DK Publishing (1998); pg. 76. Table: "Top 10 Fastest-Growing Religious Affiliations in the US "; "Based on increases/decreases between 1970 and 1995 "; Rank: #8; 14.2% growth. Listed in table as 'Roman Catholic'
Catholic USA 48,391,000 - - - 1970 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything, DK Publishing, Inc.: New York (1997); pg. 160-161. List: "Fastest Growing Religious Affiliations in the US " (Based on increase/decrease in membership between 1970 and 1995).
Catholic USA 50,000,000 - - - 1970 Russell, Chandler. Racing Toward 2001; Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids, MI (1992); pg. 168. "Between 1970 and 1990, the number of American priests dropped from 59,000 to 53,500. But the U.S. Catholic population increased by more than 7 million. Now 57 million strong, the church is adding 2 million members each year. "
Catholic USA 48,881,872 - 24,135
units
- 1975 Melton, J. Gordon. The Encyclopedia of American Religions, vol. 1. McGrath Publishing Co.: Wilmington, NC (1978); pg. 20. -
Catholic USA 48,000,000 - - - 1975 Wallechinsky, David & Irving Wallace; The People's Almanac; Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1975); pg. 1265. List of "Major World Religions ": "The Roman Catholic Church has over 550 million members, including 48 million in the U.S. "
Catholic USA - 24.10% - - 1977 Wallechinsky, David & Irving Wallace; The People's Almanac: #2; New York: William Morrow & Co.: (1978); pg. 309. United States of America: "Religions: Roman Catholic, 24.1%; Baptist, 13.1%; Methodist, 6.3%; Lutheran, 4.3%; Eastern Orthodox, 2.1%; Presbyterian, 1.9%; Jewish, 1.9%; Episcopal, 1.4%; Latter-day Saints, 1.3%; other or no religion, 43.6% "
Catholic USA 50,000,000 - - - 1979 Carmody, Denise Lardner & John Tully Carmody. Western Ways to the Center: An Introduction to Western Religions; Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing Co. (1983); pg. 122. Table: "Membership Data on Major American Religious Groups [1979] "
Catholic USA - 28.00% - - 1980 Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1997, 117th Edition. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce (Oct. 1997). [Orig. source: Religion in America, Princeton, NJ: Princeton Religion Research Center (1996). Based on surveys conducted by The Gallup Organization, Inc.]; pg. 70. Table: "No. 86. Religious Preference, Church Membership, and Attendance: 1980 to 1995 "; "Covers civilian noninstitutional population, 18 yrs. old and over. Data represent averages of the combined results of several surveys during year or period indicated.]; 5 categories: "Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Other, None "
Catholic USA - 27.00% - - 1981 Robertson, Ian. Sociology (2nd ed.); New York, NY: Worth Publishers (1981) [2nd edition is updated since 1977 1st edition]; pg. 419. "The United States, in constrast, is also about 90% Christian, the largest denomination, the Catholic Church has only about 27% of total church allegiance. "
Catholic USA 49,602,036 - - - 1982 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983). [Orig. source: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 1982. New York: Newspaper Enterprise Association, 1982, pp. 351-352.]; pg. 446. Table: "Religious Membership in the United States "
Catholic USA 133,000,000 - - - 1983 Berger, Gilda. Religion: A Reference First Book. New York: Franklin Watts (1983); pg. 79. "The Roman Catholic Church today has the largest number of Christian followers in the world. There are nearly 600 million Catholics worldwide, with about 133 million in the U.S. "
Catholic USA - 26.00% - - 1984 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 - 25.00% - - 1984 Podell, Janet (ed.). Religion in American Life; New York: H. W. Wilson Company (1987); pg. 11. "...Catholics, 25 percent; Jews, 2 percent; other faiths, 8 percent; and non-affiliates, 7 percent. (These figures are based on a composite sample of over 17,000 Americans from the General Social Surveys, from 1972 to 1984... "
Catholic USA - 28.00% - - 1985 Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1997, 117th Edition. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce (Oct. 1997). [Orig. source: Religion in America, Princeton, NJ: Princeton Religion Research Center (1996). Based on surveys conducted by The Gallup Organization, Inc.]; pg. 70. Table: "No. 86. Religious Preference, Church Membership, and Attendance: 1980 to 1995 "; "Covers civilian noninstitutional population, 18 yrs. old and over. Data represent averages of the combined results of several surveys during year or period indicated.]; 5 categories: "Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Other, None "
Catholic USA - 25.00% - - 1985 Greeley, Andrew M. The Catholic Myth: The Behavior and Beliefs of American Catholics. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1990); pg. 268. "Catholics continue to be approximately the same proportion of the population in all five countries that they were twenty years ago--nine-tenths in Italy, two-fifths in the BRD [West Germany], a quarter in the United States and Australia, and a tenth in Britain. "
Catholic USA 52,000,000 - - - 1986 Greeley, Andrew M. The Catholic Myth: The Behavior and Beliefs of American Catholics. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1990); pg. 109. "There are six different estimaes that one must consider. The first is drawn from the largest single study of American religious affiliation ever attempted--the Current Population Survey of the Census Bureau (as it was then called) in 1957. If the Catholic proportion was the same then as it is today there are approximately 59 million Catholics in the United States, 7 million more than reported in the OCD in 1986. "
Catholic USA 50,893,216 21.00% 19,546
units
- 1987 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997); pg. 432-437. Tables: "Catholic Population of the United States " and "Percentage of Catholics in Total Population in U.S. "
Catholic USA - 25.00% - - 1987 Bishop, Peter & Michael Darton (editors). The Encyclopedia of World Faiths: An Illustrated Survey of the World's Living Faiths. New York: Facts on File Publications (1987); pg. 88. "In Europe as a whole, 39% of the people are claimed as Catholics, while in the United States of America they number just under a quarter. "
Catholic USA 52,893,216 - 19,596
units
- 1987 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 65. "Membership: In 1987 there were 52,983,217 members, 53,382 priests, and 19,596 parishes in the United States. "
Catholic USA 53,500,000 22.00% 19,596
units
- 1988 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 218. "In 1988 the Roman Catholic Church, the largest church in the U.S., reported 53,500,000 members in approximately 19,596 churches. About 22% of the American people identified themselves as Roman Catholics. "
Catholic USA 53,500,000 - - - 1988 Naisbitt, John & Patricia Aburdene. Megatrends 2000: Ten New Directions for the 1990's. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1990); pg. 274. "There were 53.5 million Catholics in the U.S., according to the 1988 Official Catholic Directory, 1.1 percent more than in 1987. There were no gains among priests and nuns, however; the census of 53,500 priests reflects a loss of more than 6,000 since 1968. "
Catholic USA - 28.00% - - 1989 Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1997, 117th Edition. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce (Oct. 1997). [Orig. source: Religion in America, Princeton, NJ: Princeton Religion Research Center (1996). Based on surveys conducted by The Gallup Organization, Inc.]; pg. 70. Table: "No. 86. Religious Preference, Church Membership, and Attendance: 1980 to 1995 "; "Covers civilian noninstitutional population, 18 yrs. old and over. Data represent averages of the combined results of several surveys during year or period indicated.]; 5 categories: "Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Other, None "
Catholic USA 57,019,948 - - - 1989 *LINK* web site: "Religions and Health Care " by Fr. J Mahoney, M.Div.; web page: "Membership Reported " (viewed 20 Feb. 1999); [Orig. source: J. Gordon Melton. Encyclopedia of American Religions, 6th edition, copyright 1999, Gale Publishing] Table: "Membership Reported "; 3 key columns: "Religious Group ", "Year ", "Membership " (which always specifies location, whether U.S., North America, or Total]; listed in table as "Roman Catholic Church "
Catholic USA - 25.00% - - 1990 Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1997, 117th Edition. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce (Oct. 1997). [Orig. source: Religion in America, Princeton, NJ: Princeton Religion Research Center (1996). Based on surveys conducted by The Gallup Organization, Inc.]; pg. 70. Table: "No. 86. Religious Preference, Church Membership, and Attendance: 1980 to 1995 "; "Covers civilian noninstitutional population, 18 yrs. old and over. Data represent averages of the combined results of several surveys during year or period indicated.]; 5 categories: "Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Other, None "
Catholic USA 53,308,464 - 22,400
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center (Mars Hill, NC). Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. Courtesy of American Religion Data Archive. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Catholic Church.']
Catholic USA 59,000,000 - - - 1990 Greeley, Andrew M. The Catholic Myth: The Behavior and Beliefs of American Catholics. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1990); pg. 109. "There are six different estimaes that one must consider. The first is drawn from the largest single study of American religious affiliation ever attempted--the Current Population Survey of the Census Bureau (as it was then called) in 1957. If the Catholic proportion was the same then as it is today there are approximately 59 million Catholics in the United States, 7 million more than reported in the OCD in 1986. "
Catholic USA 60,000,000 25.00% - - 1990 Greeley, Andrew M. The Catholic Myth: The Behavior and Beliefs of American Catholics. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1990); pg. 115. "It is reasonable to conclude that Catholics are about a quarter of the Amerian people, a little less than 60 million in number. "
Catholic USA 65,000,000 - - - 1990 Greeley, Andrew M. The Catholic Myth: The Behavior and Beliefs of American Catholics. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1990); pg. 109. "Recent surveys of the Gallup organization (reported especially in a book written by Jim Castelli and George Gallup Jr.) estimate that 28% of Americans are Catholic, which would mean a Catholic population of 65 million. "
Catholic USA - 28.00% - - 1990 Greeley, Andrew M. The Catholic Myth: The Behavior and Beliefs of American Catholics. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1990); pg. 109. "Depending on your sources, estimates of the proportion of Americans who are Catholic can range from 21% to 28%. The differences are not unimportnt: each percentage point represents 2.5 million people. There may be more than 16 million Catholics for which the low estimate does not account. "
Catholic USA - 22.00% - - 1990 Greeley, Andrew M. The Catholic Myth: The Behavior and Beliefs of American Catholics. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1990); pg. 109. "The Official Catholic Directory figures are helpful but not conclusive because the quality of information available to a pastor when he fills out his annual form is so varies, as is the care with which the form is filled out. While Gallup potrays an increase in the last century and NORC no change, the Directory estimates indicate a decline (from 24% to 22%) in the Catholic proportion--which is compatible, of course, with an increase in numbers because the American population is also growing, at a faster rate than the proportion affiliated with the Church, if the Directory is to be believed.
Catholic USA - 25.00% - - 1990 Greeley, Andrew M. The Catholic Myth: The Behavior and Beliefs of American Catholics. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1990); pg. 109. "The surveys of religion done at NORC since the early 1960s consistently report 25% of the population Catholic. The Gallup data, on the other hand, indicate an increase from 23% to 28% between the early 1960s and the present, a 20% increase in the proportion of Amerian who are Catholic. In which estimate should more confidence be placed? "
Catholic USA - 28.00% - - 1990 Greeley, Andrew M. The Catholic Myth: The Behavior and Beliefs of American Catholics. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1990); pg. 109. "The surveys of religion done at NORC since the early 1960s consistently report 25% of the population Catholic. The Gallup data, on the other hand, indicate an increase from 23% to 28% between the early 1960s and the present, a 20% increase in the proportion of Amerian who are Catholic. In which estimate should more confidence be placed? "
Catholic USA - 25.00% - - 1990 Greeley, Andrew M. The Catholic Myth: The Behavior and Beliefs of American Catholics. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1990); pg. 110. "Thus at the present time, if the [Catholic pastor] reports are accurate, a quarter of American births are Catholic and 21% of deaths are Catholic. These figures suggest that the Gallup numbers [latest - estimated 28% of U.S. Catholic] are too high--such a gross underreporting by the country's pastors seems most improbable... Why the difference in birth rates and death rates? The higher birth rate causes the lower death rate because it produces a younger population... "
Catholic USA 46,004,000 26.20% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 15-17. Table 1-2: Self-Described Adherence of U.S. Adult Population 1990. Phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by Graduate School of City U. of New York.
Catholic USA - 28.00% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 299. "Perhaps the most commonly quoted statistic about the size of the Catholic population is that Catholic comprise 28% of the American population. The source of this estimate is the Gallup research on religious percentages,
Catholic USA - 28.00% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 299. "Perhaps the most commonly quoted statistic about the size of the Catholic population is that Catholic comprise 28% of the American population. The source of this estimate is the Gallup research on religious percentages,


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