Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

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QN39_A

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

IF QN34B = DISAPPROVE, QN30 = CONVERTED, AND QN31 = CATHOLIC: And now I have some questions about your decision to leave the Catholic Church. Would you say that the Church's prohibition on divorce is one of the reasons that you decided to leave the Catholic Church, or not?
  1) Yes, was a reason for leaving the Church
  2) No, was not a reason for leaving the Church
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused
  101) Undesignated

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, was a reason for leaving the Church 13.3% 13.3%
No, was not a reason for leaving the Church 83.4% 96.7%
Don't know 1.1% 97.8%
Refused .6% 98.4%
Undesignated 1.7% 100.1%
Total N = 248

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Yes, was a reason for leaving the Church 19.1% 8.1% 16.4% 4.0% 13.3% 13.4%
No, was not a reason for leaving the Church 74.5% 83.8% 83.6% 96.0% 86.7% 83.2%
Don't know 4.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.1%
Refused 2.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.6%
Undesignated 0.0% 8.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
243


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes, was a reason for leaving the Church 12.1% 11.8% 18.2% 16.7% 16.7% 14.0%
No, was not a reason for leaving the Church 84.6% 88.2% 72.7% 83.3% 79.2% 82.7%
Don't know 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.2% 1.1%
Refused 1.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.6%
Undesignated 2.2% 0.0% 9.1% 0.0% 0.0% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
243


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast North Central South West TOTAL
Yes, was a reason for leaving the Church 20.0% 0.0% 15.5% 10.4% 13.2%
No, was not a reason for leaving the Church 76.0% 88.9% 84.5% 84.4% 83.5%
Don't know 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.6% 1.1%
Refused 4.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5%
Undesignated 0.0% 11.1% 0.0% 2.6% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
248


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, was a reason for leaving the Church 11.4% 14.4% 13.3%
No, was not a reason for leaving the Church 82.9% 83.8% 83.4%
Don't know 2.9% 0.0% 1.1%
Refused 1.4% 0.0% 0.6%
Undesignated 1.4% 1.8% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
248


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, was a reason for leaving the Church 12.7% 11.7% 33.3% 14.3% 20.0% 13.6%
No, was not a reason for leaving the Church 81.7% 85.0% 66.7% 85.7% 80.0% 83.1%
Don't know 2.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.1%
Refused 1.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.6%
Undesignated 1.4% 3.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
239



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