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What was the most common religion in Latin America?

What was the most common religion in Latin America?

Among the 40 million indigenous people who live in Latin America today, the most prevalent religion is still Roman Catholicism, forcibly and often violently imposed by the European “conquerors” in the 15th and 16th centuries through the complete annihilation or partial assimilation of pre-Columbian religious beliefs and practices.

Is there a Catholic Church in Latin America?

Anglicanism also has a long and growing presence in Latin America. According to the detailed Pew multi-country survey in 2014, 69% of the Latin American population is Catholic and 19% is Protestant, rising to 22% in Brazil and over 40% in much of Central America. More than half of these are converts.

Are there any Hispanic religions in the United States?

As much as there is a wide variety of Hispanic peoples and communities, so too is there a wide array of Hispanic religions and spiritualities. Latin, Central and South Americans increasingly make homes in the United States and add to the ever-emerging religious and cultural hybridity of U.S. religions.

Where are the majority of indigenous people in Latin America?

Expulsion, imprisonment, physical beatings and the denial of educational and medical services are among the manifestations of the religious sectarianism that has emerged in recent years in large areas of the southern Mexican states of Chiapas, Oaxaca and Guerrero, where the majority of the population is indigenous.

Which is the most Protestant country in South America?

The majority of Latin American Protestants in general are Pentecostals. Brazil today is the most Protestant country in South America with 22.2% of the population being Protestant, 89% of Brazilians evangelicals are Pentecostals, in Chile represents 79% of the total evangelicals in that country, 69% in Argentina and 59% in Colombia.

Are there any indigenous languages in Latin America?

There are also a great number of indigenous languages which are still spoken throughout Latin America. Latin American Spanish is different to European Castilian Spanish and is particularly noticeable in its spoken form, not to mention colloquial expressions. It is not dissimilar to the differences between American English and British English.