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Catholic Church Has Little Influence Among Mexicans

Carolina Gomez Mena - La Jornada
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December 11, 2013
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Although 90 percent of the Mexican population accepts a belief in God, neither the Catholic Church, nor the clergy, nor the Virgin Mary, nor faith have been decisive factors in their lives as Catholics, according to the first results of the National Survey on Culture and Practical Religious Belief in Mexico, conducted by the Mexican Institute of Christian Social Doctrine (IMDOSOC).

Those with the most influence are family and friends, according to 63 percent of those surveyed. God was mentioned by 8 percent, 3 percent mentioned priests, 2 percent mentioned faith, and 1 percent mentioned the Church and the Virgin Mary.

The survey was conducted in person throughout the country, from August 24 to September 26, 2013. It consulted 4,313 people over the age of 18 and found that the Catholic Church, after the Navy and the Army, is the most trusted institution among Mexicans. Within the Church, nuns are are the most highly esteemed among citizens, above priests, bishops and even the catholic laity. Nuns had the greatest percentage of credibility regarding human rights, honesty, tolerance, solidarity, discipline, order and transparency.

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Translated by Penn Tomassetti

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