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The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate is a Georgetown University social science research center that focuses on Catholicism and the Catholic Church.

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Number of U.S. Catholic parishes has declined by 11% since 1988 (-2,133), while the Catholic population grew +23%.

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Giving brief talk before a viewing of The Exorcist today. Surprised by US polling data trends on belief in devil:

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The "gender gap" for Mass attendance has narrowed. Weekly attendance among Catholic women is now similar to men.

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American Indian and Alaskan Native Catholic population and the parishes known to be serving these communities.

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Asian and Pacific Islander Catholic population and the parishes known to be serving these communities.

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Black, African American, African Catholic population and the parishes known to be serving these communities.

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Map from CARA cultural diversity study. Matching Hispanic Catholic population with parishes serving communities:

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One of the best times of year for sports fans with so many in play. The sports U.S. adult Catholics are "fans" of:

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Even w/ LemaƮtre & Big Bang, JP II evolution "more than hypothesis" Catholics unlikely to hear science at church?

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Preschool is now the largest single grade, by numbers of students, in US Catholic schools. Not the case 10 yrs ago

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1 in 20 newly baptized Catholics in the world in 2011 were from the U.S. Overall, 64% were from just 16 countries:

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Approaching 50 yr since JFK death. Had highest avg approval 70%. Never dropped below majority http://bit.ly/a4iTx8

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Big variations in divorce rates by religious affiliation of spouses. Catholics and Nones stand out...and together?

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Vatican II/Boomers NOT the biggest. More US infants baptized by Catholic Church during Gen-X and Millennial years.

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Do you wear/carry a crucifix or cross? Biggest differences related to gender (41% of Catholic women vs 25% men).

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Catholics per priest vary by world region but even bigger differences emerge when looking at specific countries.

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People of all faiths divided on progress toward Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream. Most see 'major progress' or more.

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Digital masses in political activity: Catholics more likely to Twitter/Facebook post (17%) than join protest (6%)

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ANES 2012 included ?s on what eligible voters 'regularly' watch (not every episode!). Here is what Catholics said:

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US Catholics who could vote in `12 were more likely to blame poor economy on bankers & consumers than politicians.

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