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January 16, 2018

Check out these compelling research findings!

America magazine, the Catholic review of faith and culture published by the Jesuits of the United States, just released the most comprehensive survey of U.S. Catholic women ever conducted. Over 1,500 women participated in the survey, sharing their beliefs, practices, experiences and attitudes about being Catholic. Along with detailed data points comes a revealing, often surprising portrait of a powerful segment of our population.

“There are two major takeaways from this unprecedented survey,” Said Rev. Matt Malone, S.J., editor in chief of America magazine. “First, U.S. Catholic women are a political powerhouse. If they vote in the numbers they say they will, they may turn the tide in the mid-term elections.

Second, while they remain affiliated with the church, they are disengaged and disengaging. The survey is a wake-up call for politicians of both parties, as well as the U.S. Catholic leadership.”

Attached is the Press Release. Fr. Matt Malone and America magazine’s Executive Editor, Kerry Weber, are available to share their perspective along with more detailed findings and charts. To schedule a conversation, contact Linda Rigano at rigano@americamedia.org or call 914-815-0396.

America Media is the leading provider of editorial content for thinking Catholics and those who want to know what Catholics are thinking. America Media leads the conversation about faith and culture by producing excellent, unique, relevant and accessible content across multiple platforms. Our contributors are the principal figures in the American church; the decision-makers and opinion leaders who lead the ecclesial and civic debate about religion, society, politics and the arts. Those with something to say to the American church say it in America: popes and presidents; Nobel laureates; Pulitzer Prize winners; world-renowned scholars; and distinguished men and women of letters. Our flagship magazine, America, has been published continuously since 1909, making it one of the oldest periodicals in the United States today.

Lisa Manico