The percentage of Argentine "Catholics" decreased by 13.6% in the last decade according to the "Secunda encuesta nacional sobre creencias y actitudes religiosas en Argentina" by the government agency CEIL-CONICET.
The Evangelicals grew by four points to 15.3%.
62.9% of Argentineans call themselves “Catholics". At the time of the Second Vatican Council they were over 90%.
Less than half of them believe in hell and the devil. One third doesn't believe in eternal life. The Evangelicals score about 20 points higher on these issues.
Only 12.9% of Catholics practice the faith by attending Mass every Sunday. When asked if Francis’ election increased their religiosity, 82.4% said that there was no change. For 7.9% it increased, and for 7.3% it decreased.
For 25%, Francis "is too involved in politics instead of taking care of the spiritual part".
27.3% maintain that abortion is a “right of a woman” (Protestants: 7.3%).
Marco Tosatti (November 21) concludes: "Certainly in Argentina - but where else? - there was no Francis effect.”