Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

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QN30

(Percentages are weighted by NWWEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

IF RESPONDENT REPORTS BEING A MEMBER OF A RELIGION (from RELIG): Have you always been (RELIGION) or did you convert from another faith or religion that you practiced in the past?
  1) Yes, I have always been (RELIGION)
  2) No, I converted from another religion
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, I have always been (RELIGION) 85.6% 85.6%
No, I converted from another religion 13.6% 99.2%
Don't know .4% 99.6%
Refused .4% 100%
Total N = 3421

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Yes, I have always been (RELIGION) 89.1% 86.5% 82.2% 82.8% 84.5% 85.6%
No, I converted from another religion 10.0% 12.8% 16.9% 17.2% 15.5% 13.7%
Don't know 0.1% 0.3% 0.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3%
Refused 0.9% 0.4% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3314


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes, I have always been (RELIGION) 85.1% 80.3% 88.0% 81.0% 88.3% 85.5%
No, I converted from another religion 14.5% 19.0% 10.3% 18.4% 10.6% 13.7%
Don't know 0.3% 0.0% 1.7% 0.6% 0.1% 0.3%
Refused 0.2% 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 1.0% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3326


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast North Central South West TOTAL
Yes, I have always been (RELIGION) 85.8% 86.0% 85.0% 86.1% 85.7%
No, I converted from another religion 13.4% 14.0% 14.6% 12.7% 13.6%
Don't know 0.6% 0.0% 0.1% 0.5% 0.3%
Refused 0.2% 0.0% 0.2% 0.7% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3421


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, I have always been (RELIGION) 88.0% 83.2% 85.6%
No, I converted from another religion 11.5% 15.6% 13.6%
Don't know 0.4% 0.4% 0.4%
Refused 0.1% 0.8% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
3421


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school grad or GED Business, technical, or vocational school after high school Some college, no 4-year degree College graduate, post-graduate training or professional schooling after college TOTAL
Yes, I have always been (RELIGION) 87.3% 85.1% 92.0% 79.5% 84.2% 85.4%
No, I converted from another religion 12.6% 14.6% 8.0% 17.5% 14.6% 13.9%
Don't know 0.1% 0.2% 0.0% 1.0% 1.2% 0.4%
Refused 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 2.1% 0.0% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3267



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