Yes indeedy! Very very interesting!
And? You said “and?”
… heh heh, read on …
Moreover, all I pray about is that the new arrivals are Christians and it doth look like the Sovereign God hath answered my prayers. /BIG HUGE GRIN
"About 53 percent of all immigrants to the United States come from Latin America. Mexicans and Mexican-Americans make up 58 percent of all foreign born Latin-American immigrants.
About 93 percent of all Latin-Americans, coming from 22 countries, self-identify as Christian. Of the foreign-born Latinos in the U.S., 74 percent identify themselves as Catholic, while 18 percent consider themselves Protestant or non-Catholic.
Mexico, second to Brazil, has the largest Catholic population in the world; and not surprisingly, the largest number of Catholic immigrants to the United States come from Mexico. Mexico also sends the largest number of Protestant immigrants to the United States. Mexicans come to the United States in such large numbers that they bolster both the Catholic Church and Protestant congregations.
“Mexico is the largest Catholic and Protestant-sending country to the United States. Everybody wins numerically. Catholic and Protestant denominations are growing in raw numbers,” Espinosa said.
Latino religious affiliation
According to the Hispanic Churches in American Public Life national survey, Latino religious affiliation in the United States breaks down this way:
•70 percent of Latinos are Catholic, translating into 29 million Catholic Latinos in the United States (compared to 22 million white mainline Protestants).
•23 percent of Latinos are Protestant or “other Christian” (including Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons). That translates to 9.5 million people.
•85 percent of all U.S. Latino Protestants identify themselves as Pentecostals or evangelicals. That translates into 6.2 million people.
•37 percent of the U.S. Latino population (14.2 million) self-identifies as “born-again” or evangelical. This figure includes Catholic charismatics, who constitute 22 percent of U.S. Latino Catholics.
•26 percent, or 7.6 million, of all Latino Catholics self-identify as being born-again.
•1 percent of Latinos identify with a world religion, such as Buddhism, Islam or Judaism.
•.37 percent of all Latinos are atheist or agnostic.
Evangelization of Latino Christianity
The vast majority of Latino Protestants consider themselves to be evangelical or "born again” – that is, they report to have had a “personal conversion experience related to Jesus Christ,” Espinosa said.
Evangelicals believe in sharing their faith through active proselytizing and missionary work. Their inspiration comes through being born-again – the defining experience for evangelicals.
Latinos often substitute the term evangelical for Protestant, because many Latinos feel Protestant is too closely associated with Anglo-American culture.
The largest subset of Latino Protestants are Pentecostals. Pentecostals believe the gifts of the Holy Spirit exist in the present time. Pentecostals believe their bodies can be inhabited by the Holy Spirit, which can involve speaking in tongues, miraculous healings and divinely inspired prophecies.
Aggressive proselytizing, the intense worship experience, healing, the emphasis on conversion, transformation, and increased leadership opportunities in the ministry have all contributed to the trend of “Pentecostalization” of the Latino church, Espinosa said. The emphasis on youth ministry and popular culture is another important draw to Latino Protestant churches."
Latino Religion in the U.S.: Demographic Shifts and Trend | National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) | Hispanic Evangelical Association
Heh heh, we want to shake up them thar “white” secularist leebruls out thar in the Golden State and get them so nervous they have to eat Valium for breakfast, lunch, and dinner 24/7/365 … LOL … while they pray to their god Mankind to deliver them from the religious influence of the HUGE tribes of HISPANIC CHRISTIANS, tens of millions strong from Central America and South America, now in the process of moving into California and then on into America.
I read some where that by 2050 there is going to be over 100,000,000 CHRISTIAN HISPANICS in the United States based upon continued immigration patterns and very high CHRISTIAN Hispanic birth rates. Btw, secularist leebruls don’t have babies …they have very low birth rates, actually way down below replacement levels, ain’t that a shame, I tell ya, that just breaks my heart. /sarcasm LOL.