The Barna Group conducted a series of telephone interviews among nine nationwide random samples of adults. In the course of the 9,232 interviews conducted, each respondent was asked if they considered themselves to be Hispanic. These surveys were conducted between January 2007 and November 2008. In total, there were 1,195 adults in the Hispanic category.
There are some interesting findings in the survey:
- Alignment with the Catholic church (down by 25 percentage points)
- Being a born again Christian (up by 17 percentage points)
There are many other findings, but to read them all go here.
This has some serious implications for the Archdiocese of Washington DC, which has spent a huge amount of money and effort on the Hispanic community, because they see them (Hispanics) as the hope for the next 40 or 50 years of the Catholic Church in DC.
Whether or not their efforts will pay off, may not be seen for many years. But the indications that I get is that they are not.