Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Young Hispanics Less Likely to Be Catholic

An Associated Press-Univision poll finds that younger Latinos, as well as those who speak more English than Spanish, are much less likely to identify as Catholics than older, Hispanics who mostly speak Spanish.

The poll of 1,500 Latino adults also found significant divisions on social issues such as same-sex unions and abortion, along lines of age, language and whether one is Catholic or Protestant.

Overall, 62 percent of Hispanics identify as Catholic, but that includes only 55 percent of young adults 18 to 29, compared with 80 percent of elders 65 and over.

But in the United States these days, religious sentiment seems to be keener among Latino Protestants than their Catholic counterparts. Protestants are twice as likely to attend weekly services, according to the poll...and tend to be more conservative than Catholics on matters of religious doctrine and social morality.

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I wonder if this means that the USCCB and this Archdiocese will change their stance on illegal immigration?

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