Posted by: frroberts | May 12, 2015

Pew Survey: Catholic share of population has decreased by 13% since 2007

The key number is that Catholics were 23.9% of the population in 2007.  Now we are 20.8%.  That is a 13% decrease in the percentage of Americans that self identify as Catholics. Also 31.7% of the population was raised Catholic, 12.9% of the population are lapsed Catholics.  Only 2% of the US population are converts to Catholicism.

None of these numbers are good.  I will talk about what I think can be done to reverse these numbers in my next four homilies.

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