Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

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QN39_F

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

IF QN34 = NO, QN30 = CONVERTED, AND QN31 = CATHOLIC: What about the lack of excitement at the typical Mass in the U.S. - is that 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 51.6% 51.6%
No, was not a reason for leaving the Church 46.6% 98.2%
Don't know .5% 98.7%
Refused .5% 99.2%
Undesignated .9% 100.1%
Total N = 273

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Yes, was a reason for leaving the Church 71.7% 50.7% 41.3% 39.1% 54.5% 51.4%
No, was not a reason for leaving the Church 26.1% 47.9% 58.7% 60.9% 36.4% 47.2%
Don't know 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 9.1% 0.5%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Undesignated 2.2% 1.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
266


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes, was a reason for leaving the Church 47.7% 40.9% 71.4% 77.8% 60.0% 51.8%
No, was not a reason for leaving the Church 52.3% 59.1% 14.3% 22.2% 36.0% 46.8%
Don't know 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.0% 0.5%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Undesignated 0.0% 0.0% 14.3% 0.0% 2.0% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
267


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast North Central South West TOTAL
Yes, was a reason for leaving the Church 56.0% 55.6% 48.1% 52.6% 51.6%
No, was not a reason for leaving the Church 36.0% 44.4% 50.6% 46.4% 46.6%
Don't know 0.0% 0.0% 1.2% 0.0% 0.5%
Refused 4.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5%
Undesignated 4.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.0% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
273


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, was a reason for leaving the Church 44.4% 57.3% 52.0%
No, was not a reason for leaving the Church 53.3% 42.0% 46.6%
Don't know 1.1% 0.0% 0.5%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Undesignated 1.1% 0.8% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
273


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 72.3% 50.7% 55.6% 42.1% 43.3% 52.3%
No, was not a reason for leaving the Church 27.7% 45.3% 44.4% 57.9% 56.7% 46.3%
Don't know 0.0% 1.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Undesignated 0.0% 2.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
264



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