Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

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QN54

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

ASKED OF HALF THE SAMPLE: Do you ever pray to specific saints or to the Virgin Mary to ask for help when you face difficult moments in your life?
  1) Yes
  2) No
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 57.9% 57.9%
No 40.4% 98.3%
Don't know .4% 98.7%
Refused 1.3% 100%
Total N = 2007

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Yes 54.9% 60.0% 60.0% 59.7% 59.6% 58.3%
No 44.8% 39.4% 39.4% 40.3% 39.7% 41.2%
Don't know 0.2% 0.2% 0.6% 0.0% 0.7% 0.3%
Refused 0.2% 0.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes 62.6% 47.0% 64.7% 72.9% 50.8% 58.6%
No 37.2% 51.2% 34.5% 27.1% 48.2% 40.9%
Don't know 0.1% 0.6% 0.7% 0.0% 0.6% 0.3%
Refused 0.1% 1.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1952


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast North Central South West TOTAL
Yes 53.1% 60.9% 56.6% 60.1% 57.9%
No 43.5% 39.1% 41.9% 38.5% 40.5%
Don't know 1.4% 0.0% 0.1% 0.2% 0.4%
Refused 2.1% 0.0% 1.3% 1.2% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2007


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 55.2% 60.6% 57.9%
No 43.5% 37.2% 40.4%
Don't know 0.3% 0.5% 0.4%
Refused 1.0% 1.6% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2007


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 65.7% 59.9% 71.1% 42.5% 48.2% 58.3%
No 34.1% 40.1% 28.9% 57.2% 49.2% 41.3%
Don't know 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 1.0% 0.2%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.5% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1923



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