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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #37)

Thu Mar 21, 2013, 03:36 PM

39. Mexico is following the same trend as the U.S.

http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=390745&CategoryId=14091

More than 1,000 Mexicans left the Catholic Church every day over the last decade, adding up to some 4 million fallen-away Catholics between 2000 and 2010, sociologist and historian Roberto Blancarte told Efe.

Blancarte, one of the nation’s outstanding specialists on religious subjects, said that one of the main conclusions to be drawn from the 2010 census is that Mexico is no longer a predominantly Catholic country and has become a nation of religious pluralism.

According to figures from the census taken last year, out of a total 112 million Mexicans, 92.9 million are Catholics, 14.1 million belong to Protestant Christian denominations, and a lower number are devotees of Islam, Judaism and various oriental doctrines.

One of the principal novelties is that 5.2 million say they profess no religion – to the question about their religious beliefs, they answered “no religion.”


Obviously the majority of the population still identifies with a religion, but the numbers of those claiming no religion is growing all over the place, not just in the U.S., as you note.

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