08/23/2012 10:23 am ET

Latinos Increasingly Choose No Religious Affiliation

It’s been three years since Alicia Martinez, a Los Angeles college graduate, left the Catholic Church and still is on the search for a church that will “complete her”.

“I have been going to Catholic Churches my entire life but it never clicked with me. Time is too short to just go through the motions and not feel connected to the religion you’re attached to. Now that I’m older, I choose not to be associated with a religion until I know it’s right in my heart,” says Martinez.

Martinez is one of the growing thousands of Latinos not choosing to identify with a specific religion.

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