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Catholic USA - Spanish-speaking - 71.00% - - 1987 Greeley, Andrew M. The Catholic Myth: The Behavior and Beliefs of American Catholics. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1990); pg. 121. "In the first five years of the GSS (1972-77), 16% of Spanish origin respondents were Protestant (and 7% some other religion or no religion) [and the rest Catholic]. In the five most recent years (1982-87), 23% were Protestant (and 7% other or no religion). Thus in the early seventies 77% of the Hispanics were Catholic. In the mid-1980s that had declined to 71%.... The defection rates are higher among Puerto Ricans (24%) and 'Others' (26%) than among Mexican Americans (15%). They are lower in the West (17%) than in the East (23%). 36% of those who are currently Protestant were raised Protestant, making them second-generation converts (at least). A little more than 3/5 of both Catholic and Protestnat Hispanics are native-born. "
Catholic USA - Spanish-speaking 12,000,000 70.00% - - 1990 Greeley, Andrew M. The Catholic Myth: The Behavior and Beliefs of American Catholics. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1990); pg. 120. "There are, according to the Census, some 17 million Americans of Spanish origin. It is routinely assumed that most if not all of these are Catholics. In fact, according to the General Social Survey (a national probability sample), only 70% of those of Spanish origin (Mexican, Puerto Rican, and 'Other Spanish') are in fact Catholic and 22% are Protestants. Thus at the most only 12 million of the population reported by the Census are Catholic. "
Catholic USA - Vietnamese 340,000 40.00% - - 1991 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 442-443. "The total estimated population of Vietnamese Americans in 1991 was 850,000 "; "Although Roman Catholics make up only 10% of the population of Vietnam, about 29-40% of Vietnamese Americans are Catholic. This is due to the high percentage of Roman Catholics among the first wave of refugees, and the involvement of Roman Catholic organizations in refugee resettlement to the US. Many Vietnamese refugees, in gratitude to their Roman Catholic US sponsors, at least nominally converted to Roman Catholicism. There are now about 100 Vietnamese American catholic communities and 22 official parishes, and over 800 Vietnamese American priests and nuns in the US. The largest parish is in New Orleans with some 10,000 parishioners. "
Catholic USA - West - 24.00% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: Princeton Religion Research Center: "Gallup Religion Data " (Dec 1998) Tables: "Religious Preference -- Regional "; the West: Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming, Colorado; latest Gallup poll data. Question: "What is your religious preference - Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish or an Orthodox religion such as the Greek or Russian Orthodox Church? "
Catholic Utah - - 1
unit
- 1866 *LINK* Arave, Lynn. "Catholics prosper in 'Mormon Vatican,' deacon says " in Deseret News, 28 Aug. 1999. (viewed online 31 Aug. 1999). "Cummings said it was the military and the railroad that initially brought the Catholic Church into Utah. Catholics arrived one year after the Congregationalists, the first non-LDS Church that came to Utah in 1865. "
Catholic Utah - - 1
unit
- 1866 *LINK* Mims, Bob. "135 Years In Utah: First Congregational was first permanent non-LDS church " in Salt Lake Tribune (15 Jan 2000). "Catholics can point to a 37-foot steel cross in Spanish Fork Canyon as marking their earlier presence in Utah -- the 1776 expedition of Franciscan priests Silvestre Escalante and Francisco Dominguez -- it was in First Congregational's Independence Hall where regular Catholic Masses began in June 1866, historians say. "
Catholic Utah 77,000 5.00% - - 1989 Greeley, Andrew M. The Catholic Myth: The Behavior and Beliefs of American Catholics. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1990). [Original sources: Official Catholic Directory, based on parish-level reporting, & U.S. 1989 Statistical Abstract]; pg. 112. Table: "Catholic Population by State "; [Greeley (author) has conduced a somewhat detailed analysis, adding some adjustments to account for statistically observed undercount, plus some other factors.]
Catholic Utah 66,316 3.85% 74
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- 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 Utah - 6.00% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Catholic Utah 81,021 4.10% 43
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- 1996 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. ". Figures are as of Jan. 1, 1997.
Catholic Utah 750,000 - 47
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- 1999 *LINK* Arave, Lynn. "Catholics prosper in 'Mormon Vatican,' deacon says " in Deseret News, 28 Aug. 1999. (viewed online 31 Aug. 1999). "Owen F. Cummings, deacon at the Cathedral of the Madeleine... He said there are 47 parishes in Utah, all part of the Salt Lake Diocese and under the direction of Bishop George Niederauer. There are more than 75,000 members of the Catholic Church in Utah... Cummings was also asked if he thought Mormons were Christians. He said there are different families among the Christian churches. Essentially he said in their different doctrines, Mormons seem to not be Christian and yet their high moral code puts them above many clearly Christian faiths. "
Catholic Utah 100,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Forsberg, Helen. "S.L. Tree With Image of Virgin Mary Still Drawing Faithful 2 Years Later " in Salt Lake Tribune, Saturday, May 22, 1999 (viewed online 22 May 1999). "The Roman Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City, which encompasses Utah's 100,000 Catholics, has not investigated or recognized the Virgin Mary image. "
Catholic Utah 100,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Mims, Bob. "Cardinal Visiting Utah Focuses on Challenges Ahead " in Salt Lake Tribune, 2 Oct. 1999 (v. online 3 Oct. 99). "Noting the recent growth of Latino membership in the 100,000-strong Roman Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City, Mahony said he was confident in the abilities of Bishop George Niederauer, his former classmate at St. John's Seminary in California, to steer a course of inclusion. "
Catholic Utah 120,000 6.00% - - 1999 *LINK* Mims, Bob. "Catholic Paper Shares Good News for 100 Years " in Salt Lake Tribune, Saturday, May 22, 1999 (viewed online 22 May 1999). "In a sea of Mormons -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints claims 70% of Utah's 2 million population -- the paper serves as an island of spiritual identity for the state's 120,000 Catholics. "
Catholic Utah 100,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Mims, Bob. "Welcoming the 'Springtime of Christianity' " in Salt Lake Tribune, 25 Sept. 1999 (viewed online 25 Sept. 1999). "Over the next six weeks, many of Utah's 100,000 Catholics will be meeting in smaller 'community groups' of eight to 12 people preparing for 2000, which Pope John Paul II has hailed as a potential 'springtime of Christianity.' "
Catholic Utah 100,000 5.00% - - 1999 Moulton, Kristen (AP). "An education from cradle to college " in Dallas Morning News, 28 Aug. 1999; pg. 3G. "Catholicism is Utah's second largest religion, but it is a distant second to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which settled the state 152 years ago. Utah's 100,000 Catholics make up 5 percent of the population, while Mormons make up about 70 percent. "
Catholic Utah - 6.00% - - 2001 *LINK* Kosmin, Barry A.; Egon Mayer; & Ariela Keysar. "American Religious Identity Survey. " 2001. City University of New York. ARIS: Nationwide phone survey of 50,000 American adults; open-ended question: 'What is your religion, if any?'; Listed in table: "Catholic "
Catholic Uzbekistan - - - - 1995 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997); pg. 333-367. "The majority of the population is Sunni Muslim. A small number of Catholics live in Tashkent. Tot. Pop., 22,840,000.
Catholic Vanuatu - 15.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994); pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "
Catholic Vanuatu 26,000 16.00% 18
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- 1995 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997); pg. 333-367. Figures are as of Dec. 31, 1995. Number used for "congregations " is from number of Catholic parishes.
Catholic Vanuatu 24,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Catholic Vanuatu 27,204 15.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 181,358. Presbyterian 36.7%, Anglican 15%, Catholic 15%, indigenous beliefs 7.6%, Seventh-Day Adventist 6.2%, Church of Christ 3.8%, other 15.7%
Catholic Vatican City - - - - 1972 Winwar, Frances. The Land and People of Italy (series: Portraits of the Nations). Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co. (1972, revised edition); pg. 23. "Today, like other independent states, Vatican City maintains diplomatic relations with the rest of the world. While its political power is modest and confined to Italy, the awesome spiritual power of the papacy makes the voice of the Vatican significant in international affairs. "
Catholic Vatican City 850 100.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Roman Catholic; Total Population: 850. (Vatican City is also called "Holy See ")
Catholic Vatican City - 100.00% - - 1997 *LINK* Zenit. "DOSSIER: BRAZIL AND MEXICO HAVE LARGEST NUMBER OF CATHOLICS " on "Zenit News Agency " web site (online Catholic news); Archives: 13 June 1999 (ZE99061302). (Viewed 19 June 1999). "...figures given in the latest edition of the Church's Statistical Yearbook for 1997... the highest percentages of baptized Catholics are in smaller countries. The first of these should be the Vatican City State, where 100% of the citizens are Catholics, although, it is interesting to note, the Pontifical State is not included in the analysis of the Church's Statistical Yearbook. "
Catholic Vatican City 730 100.00% - - 1999 Bonomi, Kathryn. Italy (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999); pg. 113. "Vatican City is the smallest city-state in the world, measuring only 108.7 acres. It has a population of about 730, including 70 Swiss guards. "
Catholic Venezuela - 99.00% - - 1962 Carpenter, Allan & Enno R. Haan. Venezuela (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Childrens Press (1970); pg. 63. "Most of the people practice the Roman Catholic faith... In 1962, people of the Protestant faith made up less than 1 percent of the population. "
Catholic Venezuela - - 915
units
- 1977 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years) Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic Venezuela - - 967
units
- 1982 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years) Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic Venezuela - - 1,002
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- 1987 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years) Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic Venezuela 17,730,000 90.00% - - 1990 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Est. 19.7 million [total pop.] (1990).
Catholic Venezuela - 92.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994); pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "
Catholic Venezuela - - - - 1992 Morrison, Marion. Venezuela (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Children's Press (1992); pg. 72. "The majority of Venezuelans ar Roman Catholic, although there is freedom to practice any religion. "
Catholic Venezuela - - 1,064
units
- 1992 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years) Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic Venezuela 19,922,000 92.00% 1,101
units
- 1995 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997); pg. 333-367. Figures are as of Dec. 31, 1995. Number used for "congregations " is from number of Catholic parishes.
Catholic Venezuela 20,680,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Catholic Venezuela 21,500,550 96.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 22,396,407. Nominally Roman Catholic 96%, Protestant 2%
Catholic Venezuela - - 1,080
units
- 1997 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years) Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic Venezuela - 85.00% - - 1998 "Government Recognition Demanded " in Christianity Today (March 2, 1998); pg. 78. "Around 85 percent of Venezuelans claim to be [Roman] Catholic "
Catholic Venezuela - 87.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic Venezuela - 96.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Wholesome Words: Worldwide Missions " by Stephen Ross, "First Edition, 1998 "; [original sources: The World Book Encyclopedia, c1998.] Table: "Major Roman Catholic Countries of the World "; "96% (nominally Roman Catholic) "
Catholic Vermont 166,000 31.00% - - 1989 Greeley, Andrew M. The Catholic Myth: The Behavior and Beliefs of American Catholics. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1990). [Original sources: Official Catholic Directory, based on parish-level reporting, & U.S. 1989 Statistical Abstract]; pg. 112. Table: "Catholic Population by State "; [Greeley (author) has conduced a somewhat detailed analysis, adding some adjustments to account for statistically observed undercount, plus some other factors.]
Catholic Vermont 143,938 25.58% 139
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- 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 Vermont - 36.70% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Catholic Vermont 147,190 25.10% 93
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- 1996 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. ". Figures are as of Jan. 1, 1997.
Catholic Vermont - 38.00% - - 2001 *LINK* Kosmin, Barry A.; Egon Mayer; & Ariela Keysar. "American Religious Identity Survey. " 2001. City University of New York. ARIS: Nationwide phone survey of 50,000 American adults; open-ended question: 'What is your religion, if any?'; Listed in table: "Catholic "
Catholic Vietnam 1,500,000 3.52% - - 1977 Bokenkotter, Thomas. A Concise History of the Catholic Church. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1977); pg. 342. "In Vietnam Catholics constitute 1.5 million out of 42.6 million. "
Catholic Vietnam - 7.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994); pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "
Catholic Vietnam 7,180,000 10.00% - - 1994 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Vietnam ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1994); pg. 37, 44-45. Pg. 37: "...Vietnam's 71.8 million people... "; Pg. 44: "About 10% of the Vietnamese are Roman Catholic... "
Catholic Vietnam 5,921,000 7.90% 2,122
units
- 1995 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997); pg. 333-367. Figures are as of Dec. 31, 1995. Number used for "congregations " is from number of Catholic parishes.
Catholic Vietnam 6,430,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Catholic Vietnam 8,000,000 10.26% - - 1998 "Thousands gather to mark sighting " in Ogden Standard-Examiner (Aug. 15, 1998); pg. 8A. "Buddhism is Vietnam's primary religion, but an estimated 8 million of the 78 million people are Catholics. "
Catholic Vietnam - 10.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 443. "Although Roman Catholics make up only 10% of the population of Vietnam, about 29-40% of Vietnamese Americans are Catholic "
Catholic Vietnam - 9.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic Vietnam - South 1,000,000 6.67% - - 1963 Dareff, Hal. The Story of Vietnam: A Background Book for Young People; New York: Parents' Magazine Press (1966); pg. 205-206. "crisis of 1963 erupted... Of the 15 million people in South Vietnam, a little more than a million were Catholic. The rest, mainly Buddhist, resented the favoritism shown Catholics. "
Catholic Virgin Islands 33,062 34.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 97,240 (July 1997 est.) note: West Indian (45% born in the Virgin Islands and 29% born elsewhere in the West Indies) 74%, US mainland 13%, Puerto Rican 5%, other 8%. Religion: Baptist 42%, Roman Catholic 34%, Episcopalian 17%, other 7%.
Catholic Virgin Islands (British) 1,000 9.09% 2
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- 1995 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997); pg. 333-367. Figures are as of Dec. 31, 1995. Number used for "congregations " is from number of Catholic parishes.
Catholic Virgin Islands (British) 802 6.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Protestant 86% (Methodist 45%, Anglican 21%, Church of God 7%, Seventh-Day Adventist 5%, Baptist 4%, Jehovah's Witnesses 2%, other 2%), Roman Catholic 6%, none 2%, other 6% (1981); Total population: 13,368 (1997 est.).
Catholic Virgin Islands (U.S.) - 34.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994); pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "
Catholic Virgin Islands (U.S.) 30,000 26.79% 8
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- 1995 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997); pg. 333-367. Figures are as of Dec. 31, 1995. Number used for "congregations " is from number of Catholic parishes.
Catholic Virgin Islands (U.S.) 33,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Catholic Virgin Islands (U.S.) - 34.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic Virginia - 0.20% 10
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- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 277-281. Table A.1: "Denominational Percentages by Colony, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total num. of congreg. = 491.
Catholic Virginia - 0.02% 10
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- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 277-281. Table A.1: "Denominational Percentages by Colony, 1776, Based on Number of Congregations "; Total num. of congreg. = 491. Denominational % (0.2%) multiplied by state's adherence rate from table on pg. 27: 12%.
Catholic Virginia 200 - - - 1780 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 217. "There was no immediate hierarchal superior in the U.S. when the war ended... At that time, 15,800 Catholics resided in Maryland, 700 in Pennsylvania, 200 in Virginia, and 1,500 in New York, unorganized with no priests. "


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