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February 11, 2001
volume 12, no. 42

US Ranks Third in Catholic Population



    HUNTINGTON, Indiana, Feb. 9, 01 (CWNews.com) - The United States ranks third in the world in Catholic population, behind Brazil and Mexico, according to the 2001 Catholic Almanac.

    Brazil had 139 million Catholics, Mexico 118 million, and the US 62.4 million. The remainder of the top 10 Catholic countries, in order, are the Philippines, Italy, France, Poland, Spain, Colombia, and Germany.

    In the US, Rhode Island is the most Catholic state with 64.3 percent of the population being Catholic, with neighboring Massachusetts coming in at just under half of the population as Catholic. California, New York, and Texas have the the largest total Catholic populations, with the three states containing one-third of the US Catholic population. Catholics make up 22.7 percent of the US.


February 11, 2001
volume 12, no. 42
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