Religion: Words & Works

¶Breakdown of New Yorkers' "religio-cultural background," as reported in a j survey by the Health Insurance Plan of j Greater New York: 47.6% Roman Cath| olic, 26.4% Jewish, 22.8% Protestant, 3.2% other and nonaffiliated. Jewish population is decreasing: between 1935 and j 1952 the proportion of Jewish New Yorkers aged 16 to 24 dropped from 31.4% to 24.1%. Protestants of the same age group, meanwhile, increased from 17.8% to 20.9% (this rise was largely due to the growth of nonwhite population).

"The day of denominational missions has, in my opinion, come to...

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