Saturday, August 8, 2009

Catholics by State

The results of a Gallup Poll show the distribution of Catholics across the states is heavily skewed toward the New England and Mid-Atlantic states.

The state with highest percentage Catholic is Rhode Island at 53%, followed by Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York. Two Midwestern states, Wisconsin and Illinois, are also in the top 10 states in terms of the percentage Catholic.

The 10 states with the lowest percentages of Catholics are all in or close to the South, with the exception of Utah (with its high concentration of Mormons). Mississippi, with a 6% Catholic population, has the lowest proportion of Catholics of any state.

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