Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

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F_QN5A

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

Some people tell us that no matter what, they could never leave the Catholic Church. Others say that they could imagine leaving the Catholic Church someday. Which of these comes closest to your view?
  1) That no matter what, they could never leave the Catholic Church
  2) That they could imagine leaving the Catholic Church someday
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
That no matter what, they could never leave the Catholic Church 74.3% 74.3%
That they could imagine leaving the Catholic Church someday 19.6% 93.9%
Don't know 4.6% 98.5%
Refused 1.5% 100%
Total N = 650

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
That no matter what, they could never leave the Catholic Church 75.2% 74.2% 65.9% 84.1% 81.8% 74.2%
That they could imagine leaving the Catholic Church someday 21.0% 17.9% 29.1% 11.2% 5.2% 19.6%
Don't know 3.7% 7.9% 2.7% 2.8% 5.2% 4.7%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 2.2% 1.9% 7.8% 1.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
636


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
That no matter what, they could never leave the Catholic Church 74.7% 84.1% 74.1% 69.4% 71.7% 74.5%
That they could imagine leaving the Catholic Church someday 19.2% 9.8% 25.9% 14.3% 23.5% 19.4%
Don't know 5.3% 1.2% 0.0% 6.1% 4.9% 4.7%
Refused 0.8% 4.9% 0.0% 10.2% 0.0% 1.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
640


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast North Central South West TOTAL
That no matter what, they could never leave the Catholic Church 66.7% 72.2% 75.4% 75.9% 74.2%
That they could imagine leaving the Catholic Church someday 23.1% 13.9% 19.8% 19.5% 19.6%
Don't know 10.3% 4.2% 2.7% 4.7% 4.7%
Refused 0.0% 9.7% 2.0% 0.0% 1.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
650


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
That no matter what, they could never leave the Catholic Church 74.4% 74.2% 74.3%
That they could imagine leaving the Catholic Church someday 20.8% 18.4% 19.6%
Don't know 3.6% 5.6% 4.6%
Refused 1.1% 1.8% 1.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
650


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
That no matter what, they could never leave the Catholic Church 78.3% 80.5% 60.9% 59.7% 68.4% 74.2%
That they could imagine leaving the Catholic Church someday 13.6% 14.4% 37.0% 33.1% 30.5% 19.6%
Don't know 5.8% 5.1% 2.2% 4.0% 1.1% 4.7%
Refused 2.2% 0.0% 0.0% 3.2% 0.0% 1.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
635



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