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Blog 2: Changing Catholic Demographic in the U.S.

  1. The Catholic population in the U.S. is still considerably large with 1 in 5 adults who identify as primarily Catholic, however, the demographics are changing. Nowadays, American Catholics are more spread out across the country, they are older in age, and are more likely to be immigrants or children of immigrants. I chose this article because I think it is interesting to see how much religion changes with the modernization and globalization of our country.
  2. The research comes from the Pew Research Center, more specifically Chapter 3 of of the Pew Research Center Report “America’s Changing Religious Landscape.” The research was conducted using information from the U.S. Census Bureau, General Social Surveys, Washington Post-ABC News Surveys, and American Religious Identification Surveys.
  3. In regards to the increased age of the majority of Catholics in the U.S., is this just a U.S. trend or is it worldwide? Are other 1st world countries, like European countries, experiencing a change in religious demographics as well?


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