Poll: Young Latinos Less Likely to be Catholic

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A new poll has found that younger latinos living in the U.S. are less likely to identify themselves as Catholics.

An Associated Press - Univision poll found that 62 percent of Hispanics overall identify themselves as Catholic. However, only 55 percent of young adults 18 to 29 identify with the faith.

About one-third of respondents said they consider themselves born-again or evangelical.

The poll also showed that Hispanic Protestants are twice as likely to attend church every week. They also tend to be more doctrinally and socially conservative.

Seventy percent of the Hispanic Protestants polled said the Bible is the actual word of God, to be taken literally, compared with 46 percent of Hispanic Catholics. Just 26 percent of Protestants said abortion should be mostly legal, compared with 41 percent of Catholics. And 59 percent of Protestants said same-sex couples should not be allowed to marry, compared with 29 percent of Catholics.

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