The church leading the way: A regression of religiosity on civic activism among Hispanic immigrants
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In the past ten year various state legislatures have proposed immigration reforms acts that have drawn the attention of the Hispanic population. These articles of legislation affect the Hispanic community, both legal and illegal immigrants, by making the racial appearance of some Hispanics a criterion for suspicion and investigation. This research is an attempt to find what factors can lead to the unification of Hispanic foreign born to voice their concern about the direction of these reforms. I look to the church as a starting point to bring together the people affected by these reforms, to organize and educate this group of Hispanics. My purpose is to quantify the likelihood of churches leading these people forward to social progress. I use the Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Center 2004 National Survey of Latino: Politic and Civic Participation to create indexes and to analyze models to better understand the church as a conduit for civic activism.