29 September 2013

2013 Hispanic Values Survey on Shifting Religious Identities and Experiences influencing Hispanic Approaches to Politics

Excerpt: The Changing Religious Profile of Hispanics
A majority of Hispanics identify as Catholic (53%), one-quarter (25%) identify as Protestant — nearly evenly divided between evangelical Protestant (13%) and mainline Protestant (12%)—and 12% of Hispanics are religiously unaffiliated. Few Hispanics (6%) identify with a non-Christian religion. When comparing today’s Hispanic adults to their childhood religious affiliations, Catholic affiliation drops by 16 percentage points (from 69% to 53%). Evangelical Protestant affiliation has increased by 6percentage points (from 7% to 13%), while the percentage of those claiming no religious affiliation has increased by 7 percentage points (from 5% to 12%).