Saturday, December 1, 2007

Welcome, Garcias!

I came across an article which I found very interesting and stunning at the same time. It reports that Hispanic surnames have doubled in the top 25 from 3 to 6, with Garcia and Rodriguez in the top 10 most common names! This is incredibly astonishing to me, as it shows the rapid rate at which the Hispanic population is growing. It is definitely not an easy feat to make it on a list of most common surnames, pushing well known American last names out of their rankings.

In the same article, it talks about how Hispanics' religious identity will affect politics. There has been a trend in Hispanics' religious identity, being that 25% of them convert to another religion or none at all. It also shows that half of Hispanic evangelical protests were former Catholics. It makes me wonder what would spur such a large about of one crowd to change their belief system.

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