According to 2014 Pew research, at least a quarter of U.S. Hispanics have left the Catholic Church, and of those, nearly half are now unaffiliated when it comes to religion.
Other Pew studies suggest that only 16% of U.S. Hispanics say being Catholic is an essential part of Hispanic identity.
It’s undeniable that the Catholic Church in the United States— and the United States in general— is becoming more and more Latino.
Statistics from the Pew Research Center suggest that it is possible that in the not too distant future, a majority of U.S. Catholics will be Hispanic—
even though the majority of Hispanics will likely no longer be Catholic.