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WASHINGTON (RNS) Hispanic Catholics are less likely than evangelicals to attend weekly worship services, pray daily or take a literal view of the Bible, according to a new survey.


  1. CarrotCakeMan

    Other polls show a much higher percentage of Hispanic Americans support marriage equality for LGBT Americans:

    “Nearly two out of three Latino Catholics think gay and lesbian couples should be able to legally marry, a new survey shows.

    The findings from the nonprofit Public Religion Research Institute, which surveyed more than 1,500 Latino adults across the country, reveal the sometimes surprising ways that faith shapes opinions about same sex marriage and abortion among Latinos as they become more religiously diverse.

    Among Latinos, Catholics are more likely than Protestants to support same-sex marriage and legalized abortion, the survey showed. More than half of Latino Catholics, for instance, said someone could disagree with church teachings on homosexuality and still be a good Catholic.”,0,3078991.story

    • CarrotCakeMan

      Other Hispanic countries demonstrate a high level of support for LGBT citizens:
      “The view that homosexuality should be accepted by society is prevalent in most of the European Union countries surveyed. About three-quarters or more in Spain (88%) […]”

      “Opinions about homosexuality are also positive in [the] parts of Latin America [that Pew polled]. In Argentina, the first country in the region to legalize gay marriage in 2010, about three-quarters (74%) say homosexuality should be accepted, as do clear majorities in Chile (68%), Mexico (61%) and Brazil (60%); about half of Venezuelans (51%) also express acceptance.”

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