Census data is never enough: How to make visible the religious diversity in Mexico

Maria Cristina del refugio Gutierrez Zuñiga, Renée De La Torre Castellanos

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Since 1895, the Population and Housing Census of Mexico has included the variable ‘religious affiliation’, and this helped to affirm the monopoly of the Catholic religion. In the new millennium, the dynamics of religious diversification of recent decades required a change of design in order to capture the new situation, making religious minorities visible in a way that would propitiate a culture of pluralism. To this end, a team of researchers worked together to capture the diversity of religions in Mexico for the 2010 census. In this article we shall describe: a) the methodological strategies developed to improve the census classifier, and a critique of its achievements in capturing the diversity of religious affiliations and memberships in Mexico; b) the need to combine a quantitative approach to religious affiliation with qualitative approaches to religious self-identification in order to describe and analyze religious deinstitutionalization and individualization tendencies, applying questionnaires to representative samples of the population.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)247-261
Número de páginas15
PublicaciónSocial Compass
Volumen64
N.º2
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 1 jun 2017

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Census data is never enough : How to make visible the religious diversity in Mexico. / Gutierrez Zuñiga, Maria Cristina del refugio; De La Torre Castellanos, Renée.

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Resultado de la investigación: Contribución a una revistaArtículo

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