Catholic identity in the United States

Screenshot of a Washington Post map showing how Catholic each state in the United States is.

This morning, the Pew Research Center released a 140-page report on the beliefs and opinions of the United States’ Catholic adult population. Approximately 20 percent of U.S. adults self-identify as Catholic, and in a survey that took place in May and June of this year, Pew took an in-depth look at what those adults believe about family life and the church.

Obviously the report was chock-full of data, but in this week’s Three Stats and a Map, we’re highlighting some of the data collected on U.S. Catholics’ ethnicity and basic beliefs. See the graphic below for that information. Then, check out this series of Washington Post maps about U.S. religion using data from the Public Religion Research Institute.

Infographic created by Dawn Cherie Araujo using Canva with data from a new Pew Research Center report on U.S. Catholics.

[Dawn Cherie Araujo is Global Sisters Report staff writer, based in Kansas City, Missouri. Follow her on Twitter @dawn_cherie]