Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

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F_QN8

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

Would you prefer to attend mass in Spanish, or doesn't this matter to you?
  1) Prefer to attend mass in Spanish
  2) Doesn't matter if mass is in Spanish or not
  3) Prefer to attend mass in English
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Prefer to attend mass in Spanish 59.7% 59.7%
Doesn't matter if mass is in Spanish or not 33% 92.7%
Prefer to attend mass in English 7.2% 99.9%
Refused .1% 100%
Total N = 650

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Prefer to attend mass in Spanish 65.7% 67.1% 52.9% 53.3% 44.2% 59.4%
Doesn't matter if mass is in Spanish or not 28.2% 27.0% 36.3% 39.3% 49.4% 33.1%
Prefer to attend mass in English 6.1% 6.0% 10.8% 6.5% 6.5% 7.3%
Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.9% 0.0% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
636


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Prefer to attend mass in Spanish 61.9% 56.8% 74.1% 26.5% 61.1% 59.6%
Doesn't matter if mass is in Spanish or not 28.7% 28.4% 25.9% 63.3% 38.1% 33.0%
Prefer to attend mass in English 9.1% 14.8% 0.0% 10.2% 0.9% 7.3%
Refused 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
640


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast North Central South West TOTAL
Prefer to attend mass in Spanish 53.8% 65.8% 54.9% 63.8% 59.7%
Doesn't matter if mass is in Spanish or not 37.6% 28.8% 35.5% 30.5% 33.0%
Prefer to attend mass in English 7.7% 5.5% 9.6% 5.7% 7.2%
Refused 0.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
650


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Prefer to attend mass in Spanish 64.0% 55.5% 59.8%
Doesn't matter if mass is in Spanish or not 28.3% 37.5% 32.9%
Prefer to attend mass in English 7.5% 7.0% 7.2%
Refused 0.2% 0.0% 0.1%
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
Prefer to attend mass in Spanish 73.2% 69.2% 53.2% 28.8% 28.4% 60.0%
Doesn't matter if mass is in Spanish or not 26.3% 24.6% 23.4% 52.0% 53.7% 32.4%
Prefer to attend mass in English 0.2% 6.2% 23.4% 19.2% 17.9% 7.4%
Refused 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
635



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