Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

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QN32

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

How welcoming is the Catholic Church in the United States to new immigrants? Would you say the Church is very welcoming to new immigrants, somewhat welcoming, not too welcoming, or not at all welcoming?
  1) Very welcoming
  2) Somewhat welcoming
  3) Not too welcoming
  4) Not at all welcoming
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very welcoming 55.7% 55.7%
Somewhat welcoming 25.3% 81%
Not too welcoming 4.8% 85.8%
Not at all welcoming 2.9% 88.7%
Don't know 10.9% 99.6%
Refused .4% 100%
Total N = 4016

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Very welcoming 53.7% 58.4% 53.5% 55.9% 58.7% 55.5%
Somewhat welcoming 28.8% 23.6% 28.1% 24.0% 15.2% 25.7%
Not too welcoming 4.7% 3.6% 5.8% 4.9% 6.5% 4.9%
Not at all welcoming 3.3% 2.6% 2.6% 2.2% 2.9% 2.8%
Don't know 9.3% 11.4% 9.7% 12.8% 16.8% 10.9%
Refused 0.2% 0.4% 0.4% 0.3% 0.0% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3893


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very welcoming 58.0% 50.8% 50.2% 50.6% 54.3% 55.6%
Somewhat welcoming 24.7% 27.7% 27.5% 22.7% 26.6% 25.5%
Not too welcoming 4.3% 6.2% 4.0% 6.4% 5.4% 4.8%
Not at all welcoming 2.2% 3.7% 3.2% 5.8% 3.3% 2.8%
Don't know 10.6% 10.6% 14.7% 14.5% 10.1% 10.9%
Refused 0.3% 0.9% 0.4% 0.0% 0.3% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3910


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast North Central South West TOTAL
Very welcoming 54.5% 57.1% 57.0% 54.6% 55.7%
Somewhat welcoming 25.6% 25.5% 23.6% 26.7% 25.3%
Not too welcoming 4.7% 7.0% 3.7% 5.3% 4.8%
Not at all welcoming 3.0% 1.8% 2.5% 3.4% 2.9%
Don't know 11.7% 8.2% 13.0% 9.5% 10.9%
Refused 0.5% 0.3% 0.2% 0.6% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
4016


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very welcoming 55.9% 55.4% 55.6%
Somewhat welcoming 26.0% 24.6% 25.3%
Not too welcoming 5.4% 4.1% 4.8%
Not at all welcoming 2.9% 2.9% 2.9%
Don't know 9.5% 12.5% 11.0%
Refused 0.4% 0.5% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
4016


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
Very welcoming 57.1% 50.3% 58.6% 56.9% 59.6% 55.5%
Somewhat welcoming 22.3% 31.3% 24.6% 26.7% 21.8% 25.6%
Not too welcoming 6.7% 3.4% 3.7% 3.5% 4.5% 4.9%
Not at all welcoming 2.9% 3.5% 3.7% 2.0% 2.0% 2.9%
Don't know 10.9% 11.5% 8.9% 10.1% 11.3% 10.9%
Refused 0.1% 0.1% 0.5% 0.7% 0.8% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3837



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