contrasted with religious, ceremonies is not supported by the present study. Indeed, Johnson's own data, when submitted to a more rigorous statistical analysis, do not support her conclusion. There was a significant increase in civil marriages between the 1915-1916 and the 1925-1926 samples, but after that there is no significant trend whatever. When comparable figures for years covered in this research were placed in sequence with Johnson's figures, no significant patterns were apparent. If anything, the data indicate a possible reverse trend toward increasing numbers of religious ceremonies since 1945.
Thus, this evidence, plus that given above, suggests that the Spanish-Americans of New Mexico, unlike what has been reported for other areas, tend to cling to their traditional religious affiliation. Furthermore, the data concerning type of marriage do not indicate any increasing secularization over the years in Bernalillo County. This may or may not be significant in relation to urbanization. It would be valuable to have comparable information concerning types of marriage ceremonies in a predominantly rural county over a period of years to determine what effect, if any, urbanization may have upon this behavior. Neither can the author explain, on the basis of present evidence, the significant increase in civil ceremonies which took place between 1915-1916 and 1925-1926 in this county. Whatever the causative factors were, they apparently no longer operate at the present time.