This post closes our three-part series on Latinx nones. According to Pew nearly one-third of Latinxs under the age of 30 (in 2014) identified as nones. Only 36 percent said they were Catholic and about one-in-four were Protestant. In fact, Latinxs under 30 are almost three times more likely to identify as nones compared to Latinxs over 50 (32 percent vs. 12 percent).
If we look at the age distribution of religious groups among Latinxs, we see how young Latinx nones are. While all religious groups have similar proportions of people between 30 and 49 years of age, the nones are by far the youngest: 43 percent under age 30. Only one-in-five Catholic Latinxs are under 30.
Dr. Juhem Navarro-Rivera is political scientist who specializes in American and Comparative political behavior He specializes in the intersection of race, religion, and politics in the United States with a particular emphasis on the political behavior of the Nones, and the rise of Latinx Nones. He is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Humanist Studies and a Gratis Research Scholar at El Instituto: Institute of Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies at the University of Connecticut. He holds degrees from the University of Connecticut (Ph.D. & M.A.) and the Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto de Río Piedras (B.A.).