Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

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QN45

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

IF RESPONDENT ATTENDS RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT ALL (from QN23), AND IF RESPONDENT REPORTS BEING MEXICAN, PUERTO RICAN, CUBAN, DOMINICAN, OR SALVADORAN (from QN4): Some (synagogues/churches/mosques) maintain close ties to countries in Latin America such as (COUNTRY) by sending money or missionaries or by receiving clergy who visit from there. What about the (synagogue/mosque/church) that you attend most often? Would you say that your (synagogue/mosque/church) maintains close ties to (COUNTRY) in any of these ways, or not?
  1) Yes, my church maintains close ties to (COUNTRY)
  2) No, my church does not maintain close ties to (COUNTRY)
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused
  101) Undesignated

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, my church maintains close ties to (COUNTRY) 55.6% 55.6%
No, my church does not maintain close ties to (COUNTRY) 25.8% 81.4%
Don't know 17.8% 99.2%
Refused .5% 99.7%
Undesignated .2% 99.9%
Total N = 2605

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Yes, my church maintains close ties to (COUNTRY) 54.8% 55.8% 57.3% 58.2% 49.5% 55.6%
No, my church does not maintain close ties to (COUNTRY) 28.4% 24.0% 26.6% 26.8% 23.9% 26.2%
Don't know 16.5% 20.0% 15.3% 14.6% 23.9% 17.5%
Refused 0.2% 0.1% 0.7% 0.0% 0.9% 0.3%
Undesignated 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.4% 1.8% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2529


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes, my church maintains close ties to (COUNTRY) 55.9% 50.4% 56.8% 53.8% 57.1% 55.7%
No, my church does not maintain close ties to (COUNTRY) 25.9% 33.0% 29.5% 21.4% 23.8% 26.0%
Don't know 17.5% 16.1% 13.1% 23.9% 18.7% 17.7%
Refused 0.4% 0.0% 0.5% 0.9% 0.3% 0.3%
Undesignated 0.3% 0.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2543


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast North Central South West TOTAL
Yes, my church maintains close ties to (COUNTRY) 48.8% 58.6% 57.5% 55.0% 55.5%
No, my church does not maintain close ties to (COUNTRY) 30.1% 17.9% 26.8% 25.6% 25.8%
Don't know 19.3% 22.3% 14.9% 18.8% 17.8%
Refused 0.9% 1.1% 0.5% 0.5% 0.6%
Undesignated 0.9% 0.0% 0.3% 0.1% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2605


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, my church maintains close ties to (COUNTRY) 56.3% 54.8% 55.6%
No, my church does not maintain close ties to (COUNTRY) 27.3% 24.2% 25.8%
Don't know 15.6% 20.2% 17.8%
Refused 0.6% 0.5% 0.5%
Undesignated 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2605


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, my church maintains close ties to (COUNTRY) 56.8% 54.3% 64.1% 52.3% 59.8% 56.1%
No, my church does not maintain close ties to (COUNTRY) 22.5% 28.5% 14.5% 33.7% 30.9% 26.1%
Don't know 19.9% 16.5% 21.4% 14.0% 8.8% 17.2%
Refused 0.6% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4%
Undesignated 0.2% 0.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2495



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