Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

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QN3

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

The terms Hispanic and Latino are both used to describe people who are of Hispanic or Latino origin or descent. Do you happen to prefer one of these terms more than the other? Which term do you prefer, Hispanic or Latino?
  1) Hispanic
  2) Latino
  3) No preference
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Hispanic 39.2% 39.2%
Latino 15.8% 55%
No preference 43.9% 98.9%
Don't know .7% 99.6%
Refused .4% 100%
Total N = 4016

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Hispanic 41.5% 39.4% 37.7% 43.8% 31.6% 39.4%
Latino 15.4% 14.5% 15.8% 14.9% 20.6% 15.6%
No preference 41.4% 45.9% 45.6% 41.0% 45.5% 44.0%
Don't know 1.3% 0.1% 0.6% 0.0% 1.0% 0.6%
Refused 0.4% 0.2% 0.3% 0.3% 1.3% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3893


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Hispanic 39.9% 47.8% 32.8% 29.1% 39.5% 39.5%
Latino 15.2% 9.6% 18.0% 26.7% 15.9% 15.6%
No preference 44.0% 41.9% 48.8% 41.3% 43.7% 44.0%
Don't know 0.5% 0.3% 0.0% 1.7% 0.7% 0.6%
Refused 0.4% 0.3% 0.4% 1.2% 0.2% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3910


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast North Central South West TOTAL
Hispanic 34.0% 45.2% 40.4% 38.7% 39.2%
Latino 22.2% 13.3% 14.2% 15.4% 15.8%
No preference 42.9% 40.9% 43.6% 45.1% 43.9%
Don't know 0.7% 0.0% 0.9% 0.6% 0.7%
Refused 0.2% 0.6% 0.8% 0.1% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
4016


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Hispanic 36.2% 42.3% 39.2%
Latino 16.3% 15.2% 15.8%
No preference 45.9% 41.8% 43.9%
Don't know 0.9% 0.5% 0.7%
Refused 0.6% 0.2% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
4016


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
Hispanic 43.6% 37.8% 45.8% 35.4% 30.6% 39.4%
Latino 13.8% 18.6% 8.9% 16.1% 18.0% 15.7%
No preference 41.2% 43.4% 43.2% 47.9% 49.6% 43.8%
Don't know 1.1% 0.1% 2.1% 0.2% 0.8% 0.7%
Refused 0.3% 0.2% 0.0% 0.5% 1.0% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3837



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