New Study Reveals Religious Conversion Trends in Brazil

A survey about Religious Mobility in Brazil revealed that 24 percent of Brazilians have changed religion at some point in their lives while 69.3 percent have remained faithful to their religion, according to an ecumenical agency that provides information about churches in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The unpublished investigation, carried out by the Center for Religious Statistics and Social Investigations (CERIS), was presented during the 43rd General Assembly of the National Bishops' Conference (CNBB) that met in Itaici, Sao Paulo from Aug. 9 - 17. According to the Latin American and Caribbean Communication Agency (ALC), CERIS surveyed 2,870 people over the age of 17 in 50 Brazilian municipalities in 23 capitals.