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By Catholic Vote, May 15, 2024

CV NEWS FEED // Political and religious statistician Ryan Burge recently examined data about the declining number of Catholics in the United States and whether that change is explained by generational factors.

Burge published “Catholicism by Generation: A rapid collapse or steady as she goes?” on May 13.

The number of Catholics in the United States who attend Mass regularly has significantly dropped since 1972, Burge highlighted. In 1972, approximately 50% of self-identified Catholics attended weekly Mass, but in recent years that percentage has dropped below 25%. …

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