November 2014 Evangelization Exchange – Pew Research

7 key takeaways about religion in Latin America

From Pew Research:

A new Pew Research Center survey of 18 Latin American countries and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico asked people from Mexico to Argentina about their religious affiliation, beliefs and practices. The survey also explored Latin Americans’ views on a wide variety of topics, including support for same-sex marriage and legal abortion, the morality of divorce and how best to aid the poor.

Here are a few of the key findings:

  1. Latin America remains overwhelmingly Catholic, but Catholics have declined substantially as a share of the region’s overall population.
  2. Losses for Catholics have meant gains for Protestant churches and the category of people who do not identify with any religion