Tag: Pew Research Center

No shortage of issues piquing voter interest in midterm elections

No shortage of issues piquing voter interest in midterm elections

| Mark Pattison | October 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

With the clock toward the Nov. 6 midterm elections ticking away, there are some parallels between the findings of a Sept. 26 Pew Research Center survey on issues of key concern to voters and issues outlined in the U.S. bishops’ “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” a document meant to provide a moral framework Catholic voters can use to analyze issues.

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Americans surveyed on views on ethics of genetically engineering animals

Americans surveyed on views on ethics of genetically engineering animals

| Steve Larkin | August 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Pew Research Center report released Aug. 16 found that Americans’ view of genetically engineering animals varies widely based on the intended purpose of the modifications.

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New Pew survey looks at why Americans go or don’t go to church services

New Pew survey looks at why Americans go or don’t go to church services

| Steve Larkin | August 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Pew Research Center survey found that the main reason Americans attend worship services is to feel closer to God, but those who do not regularly attend worship services have a wider variety of motivations.

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Pew report says young adults worldwide less religious than older adults

Pew report says young adults worldwide less religious than older adults

| Steve Larkin | June 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

A study by the Pew Research Center found that young adults worldwide are generally less religious than older adults by a variety of measures.

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More Americans believe in higher power than in God, study says

More Americans believe in higher power than in God, study says

| Carol Zimmermann | May 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

A new Pew Research Center survey has some interesting takeaways. While the majority of Americans say they believe in a higher power, what they are talking about isn’t necessarily God “as described in the Bible.”

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Pew study shows Christianity’s growth will be in global South

Pew study shows Christianity’s growth will be in global South

| Bronwen Dachs | April 7, 2017 | 4 Comments

Most of Christianity’s future growth is likely to be in the global South, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, where the Christian population is relatively young, according to a new analysis from the U.S.-based Pew Research Center.

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Catholics leaving pews; new initiatives aim to be antidotes

Catholics leaving pews; new initiatives aim to be antidotes

| May 21, 2015 | 6 Comments

Each week, Brad Parent goes to Mass on Sunday, but he also attends one weekday Mass and spends an hour in eucharistic adoration. He tries to pray a daily rosary, often splitting the five decades between his short commute to and from work as an actuary in downtown St. Paul. He meets with a spiritual director about once a month, and is an active member of his parish, St. Mark in St. Paul.

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Resisting modern society’s aggressive secularism

Resisting modern society’s aggressive secularism

| Father Robert Barron | November 6, 2012 | 1 Comment

It was with barely concealed delight that Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg conveyed the findings of the recent Pew Forum survey that the “nones,” those who claim no particular religious affiliation, are sharply on the rise in America.

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