Religious change in members among major religious groups in the U.S. 2012

The statistic shows the religious change among major religious groups in the United States in 2012, by gain and loss of members. In 2012, 31.4 percent of Americans reported that they were raised Catholic, but 11.8 percent chose to leave the Catholic church during their life. Considering that about 2.4 percent of population that were not raised Catholic, chose to enter the Catholic church, the Catholic church suffered a net loss of about 9.4 percent of their adherents in the surveyed generation.

Religious change among major religious groups in the United States in 2012, by gain and loss of members

Childhood affiliationEntering groupLeaving groupCurrent affiliationRetention rateNet gain / loss
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Source

Release date

October 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

September 13 to 30, 2012

Number of respondents

3,003 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

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