Catholic Vote: U.S. Birth, Fertility Rates Plummet to Historic Lows, Lowest in Blue States

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By Catholic Vote, CV News Feed on April 28, 2024

CV NEWS FEED // According to recent reports, birth and fertility rates in the United States have plummeted to the lowest levels since they have been recorded.

CNN reported Thursday that according to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), “There were about 3.6 million babies born in 2023, or 54.4 live births for every 1,000 females ages 15 to 44.”

The same day, Axios indicated that the “U.S. fertility rate in 2023 amounted to about 1.62 births per woman — well below the ‘replacement rate’ of 2.1 that would allow a generation to completely replace itself.”

Per Axios, according to the government data, birth rates “fell among adult women younger than 40 and were unchanged for women in their 40s.” Furthermore, “[b]irth rates declined across nearly all racial groups.” …

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