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Millions Of Latinos Have Abandoned Catholic Church Since 2010, Pew Says
Fox News Latino ^ | May 7, 2014

Posted on 05/08/2014 5:10:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

More than 4 million Latinos in the United States have left the Catholic Church since 2010, according to a new Pew Research Center survey that spotlighted the church’s ongoing exodus of Latinos, a group seen as pivotal to the future of Catholicism.

In 2010, two-thirds of Hispanics (67 percent) in the U.S. were Catholic. Today, that number has dwindled to 55 percent of the nation's 35 million Latino adults. While close to 20 million Latinos still identify as Catholic, the church has lost 12 percent, or 4 million Latinos in the U.S. over the past four years alone, according to the Pew study released Wednesday.

At the same time, the share of Hispanic evangelicals rose from 12 percent to 16 percent, while Latinos with no religious affiliation increased from 10 percent to 18 percent.

The new survey confirms a concerning worldwide trend for the Catholic Church, which has been losing followers for years, and is the latest indication the church is particularly losing followers among its strongest base, Latinos in the U.S. and in Latin America....

(Excerpt) Read more at latino.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Evangelical Christian; Ministry/Outreach; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: catholics; evangelicals; hispanics; latinos
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1 posted on 05/08/2014 5:10:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As long as they start attending a Protestant church, then they become better voters, but if they just quit having any religion, they keep voting like their Catholic counterparts.


2 posted on 05/08/2014 5:13:49 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Suprise suprise.


3 posted on 05/08/2014 5:14:05 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: ansel12

Protestant Hispanics, even Evangelical Hispanics, vote strongly Democrat.


4 posted on 05/08/2014 5:19:20 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (The brain is the weapon; everything else is just accessories. --FReeper Joe Brower)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Catholic church has not been " losing many followers world wide". Only in the Western nations where we are losing touch with God. Overall, the Catholic church has made gains.
5 posted on 05/08/2014 5:21:59 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe the Catholic Bishops in the U.S. will reverse their position on illegal immigration now?


6 posted on 05/08/2014 5:22:13 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: Celtic Cross

Actually Protestant Hispanics voted 56% republican in 2004, and 48% republican in 2008.

I’m not aware of numbers for the Evangelical Hispanic vote.


7 posted on 05/08/2014 5:25:31 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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"Pew found about half of U.S. Latinos who left Catholicism did so before they arrived in this country."

Another nail in the coffin of your claims re: the influx of overwhelmingly "Catholic Mexicans."

8 posted on 05/08/2014 5:25:37 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

With the news out of Mexico it sounds like they’ve abandoned God.


9 posted on 05/08/2014 5:25:47 PM PDT by DeWalt (Times are more like they used to be than they are today.)
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its a long standing trend that as people become more educated they turn away from the Catholic church.

Once people realize they can read the bible for themselves and don't need a priest or a pope to tell them Gods words, they naturally turn toward the protestant faiths.

10 posted on 05/08/2014 5:27:53 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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Millions Of Latinos Have Abandoned Catholic Church Since 2010, Pew Says

That's a lot of Hispanics to have sat in the one bench ....

11 posted on 05/08/2014 5:29:30 PM PDT by mikrofon (Catholic BUMP)
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To: ansel12
The Evangelical Hispanic vote went 50-39 in favor of Obama in 2012. Hispanic Protestants in general went 55-33 for Obama in 2012.

The future of Conservatism is not going to be found amongst Hispanics of any stripe. No amount of pandering by the likes of Boehner and Rand Paul will change how the majority of Hispanics vote.

12 posted on 05/08/2014 5:30:50 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (The brain is the weapon; everything else is just accessories. --FReeper Joe Brower)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, it wasn’t all that long ago they were worshipping Quetzalcoatl.


13 posted on 05/08/2014 5:35:11 PM PDT by moovova
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To: ansel12

Pew says? Well, Confucius says, he who passes gas in Catholic church, must sit in pew.


14 posted on 05/08/2014 5:35:49 PM PDT by KingLudd
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m going to venture why this is true is because of the “liberation theology” in socialist Latin America, and prevalent in the Catholic Church. It’s an increasing influence here, also.


15 posted on 05/08/2014 5:42:16 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Celtic Cross

Protestant Hispanics voted 44% republican in 2000, 56% in 2004, and 48% in the perfect storm of 2008.

I would say that they are in play.

I’m not aware of their vote being tallied for 2012, are you sure that you aren’t just quoting polling during the campaign?


16 posted on 05/08/2014 5:45:50 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Huh? Are you dragging some other thread into this one?


17 posted on 05/08/2014 5:50:36 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Raise your hand if you’re shocked. No? Me either. “Natural conservatives”. LOL.


18 posted on 05/08/2014 5:55:26 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And the Pew would know, because if they were still in church, they would be sitting in one


19 posted on 05/08/2014 5:55:31 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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It’s the Catholic Church, or abortions, pop culture and the liberation politics of hate. Besides, the further left they go, the more government becomes their god.


20 posted on 05/08/2014 5:56:06 PM PDT by pallis
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