June 11, 2009

Most Latino Evangelicals Pray Every Day

On June 17-19, hundreds of Hispanic evangelical church leaders will participate in the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. The U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life, finds that Hispanic evangelicals, like other evangelicals, are more likely to pray every day than the population overall. Hispanic evangelicals are also more likely to pray daily than Hispanics who belong to other major religious groups.

Hispanic chart

Source: Pew Forum U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, conducted in 2007 and released in 2008.Results for other religious groups are not reported due to small Hispanic sample sizes.

“All” results are based on 35,556 respondents, including 9,472 evangelical Protestants, 7,470 mainline Protestants, 8,054 Catholics and 5,048 unaffiliated respondents.

“Hispanic” results are based on 3,151 Hispanic respondents, including 509 evangelical Protestants, 185 mainline Protestants, 1,748 Catholics and 446 unaffiliated respondents.