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Changing faiths: Hispanic Americans leaving Catholicism for Islam

21 August 2013 Last updated at 01:20 BST

With more than 50 million Hispanics living in the US, the Latino community is now the country's biggest minority.

While most are brought up within the Catholic Church, a number of them are turning to Islam.

Precise figures are difficult to pin down as the US Census does not collect religious data, but estimates for the number of Latino Muslims vary between 100,000 and 200,000.

The BBC's Katy Watson went to Union City in New Jersey - where the population is more than 80% Hispanic - to meet some converts.

Produced by Lynsea Garrison; filmed by Andrew Herbert

Altered States is a series of video features published every Wednesday on the BBC News website which examines how shifting demographics and economic conditions affect America on a local level.

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