Barna found many similarities with the general American public, but also points out the differences in the faith of American Hispanics. From the Barna report:How did the two populations differ spiritually? Based on the questions asked, gaps were discovered in just a handful of areas, including:There is much more at the Barna site. Read the full story here.
- Hispanics remained somewhat more likely to believe that a good person can earn his or her way into Heaven
- Americans, overall, were significantly more likely to claim that they are "absolutely committed" to Christianity (58% vs. 46%, respectively)
- Hispanics are twice as likely as the aggregate adult base to be aligned with the Catholic church (44% vs. 22%, respectively)
- Americans at-large were slightly more likely to be born again Christians (46% vs. 40%), based on their theological views
Monday, July 6, 2009
Hispanics and Christianity
Very interesting report from Ed Stetzer, especially for a Hispanic in New Mexico as I am.