ACI Prensa Staff, Apr 17, 2023 / 14:45 pm
A new study from the Pew Research Center found that while Catholicism remains the largest religious group among Latinos in the United States, the number of Latinos who identify as Catholic has declined by 24% since 2010, with the biggest decline seen among young Latinos born in the country.
The Washington, D.C.-based think tank on April 13 released a survey of 7,647 American adults conducted between Aug. 1–14, 2022.
According to the study, 43% of Latinos identify as Catholic, a number much lower than the 67% recorded in 2010.
The situation is worse among younger Latinos. Of U.S.-born Latinos between the ages of 18 and 29, 49% say they have no religious affiliation and only 30% say they are Catholic.