We tend to think of ethnic minorities as being more religious than the general population, but new data shows this may not be the case any more. The Pew Hispanic Center just released the results of a nationwide poll and found that non-religious Latinos are more numerous than we might think.
In fact, unaffiliated Hispanics — the “nones” — make up 14% of the demographic (compared to 19% of the general population). That’s *huge*. I know, I know, not all of them are “atheists” — but many of them are and there’s no reason to think the proportions are different between the two groups.
Not only that — 50% of unaffiliated Hispanics say religion is not very relevant in their lives!
Half of them!
That means that there are more Latino/a atheists (and apatheists) out there than we previously imagined — people who don’t find religion relevant and who aren’t affiliated with any one particular faith.. Many of them may be looking for an organization to join, a place to discuss their (usually) religious upbringings, somewhere their families feel welcome.
What are we doing to reach out to them and make them feel appreciated?
(via The LatiNone)