Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

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QN38_B

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

IF QN30 = CONVERTED: Would you say that you became (RELIGION) because you wanted a more direct personal experience of God, or not?
  1) Yes
  2) No
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 81.7% 81.7%
No 17.5% 99.2%
Don't know .4% 99.6%
Refused .4% 100%
Total N = 692

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Yes 82.5% 77.9% 82.9% 85.0% 82.2% 81.8%
No 16.5% 22.1% 16.5% 15.0% 13.3% 17.4%
Don't know 1.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.2% 0.4%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.6% 0.0% 2.2% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
673


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes 84.2% 64.9% 87.0% 86.7% 82.5% 81.9%
No 15.5% 33.3% 13.0% 6.7% 17.5% 17.3%
Don't know 0.4% 0.0% 0.0% 3.3% 0.0% 0.4%
Refused 0.0% 1.8% 0.0% 3.3% 0.0% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
674


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast North Central South West TOTAL
Yes 79.4% 90.7% 74.7% 87.4% 81.6%
No 19.1% 9.3% 23.7% 12.6% 17.6%
Don't know 0.0% 0.0% 1.0% 0.0% 0.4%
Refused 1.5% 0.0% 0.5% 0.0% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
692


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 81.9% 81.5% 81.7%
No 16.2% 18.5% 17.5%
Don't know 1.0% 0.0% 0.4%
Refused 1.0% 0.0% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
692


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 82.0% 85.1% 93.3% 72.5% 84.0% 81.7%
No 16.4% 14.2% 6.7% 27.5% 16.0% 17.5%
Don't know 1.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4%
Refused 0.5% 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
668



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