The Catholic Church has been the fastest-growing religious group in the United States over the last five years, according to a new study.
Catholics are more likely to be married, attend mass more frequently, say they attend church at least once a week and are more religious than their non-Christian counterparts.
But the group’s growth is not entirely due to the growth in membership.
Catholic churches have been growing at a faster rate than the mainline Protestant churches, and there has been a steady rise in Catholics in the U.S. overall, the study found.
The Catholic churches are also far more popular in the South, which has long been a stronghold of the Southern Baptist Convention, according the Pew Research Center.
But the study also found that Protestant churches have continued to lose members, and that is where the growth is concentrated.
The decline in the number of Protestants in the country has accelerated over the past five years.
The Pew Research study examined the growth rate of U..
S.-based Protestant denominations.
It found that between 2006 and 2016, the Catholic church lost 1.7 million members.
The Protestant churches grew by 3.2 million members, while the Mormon church grew by 8.3 million members over the same period.
The study found that while Catholics grew from 2.7 to 3.8 million members in that time, they lost nearly 1 million members overall.
In addition to the decline in membership, Pew Research also noted that there has also been a substantial drop in the Catholic share of the U,S.
It estimates that from 2002 to 2016, Catholics in America lost a whopping 31 percent of the population, a number that is projected to rise to 36 percent by 2061.
Overall, the report found that the growth rates for the Catholic and Protestant groups are about equally, with the Catholic group growing at about twice the rate of the other two groups.
The study did not include data for white evangelical Protestants.
But as the Pew study noted, these groups are still more likely than the other groups to be conservative, religiously unaffiliated and unaffiliated with other religious groups.