Tag: Pew Research Center

Report on religion restrictions gives U.S. bad marks in key areas

Report on religion restrictions gives U.S. bad marks in key areas

| Mark Pattison | July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Pew Research Center’s annual report on restrictions on religion worldwide showed the United States had the worst scores in the Americas in three of the eight categories Pew surveyed.

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Most U.S. adults don’t think abuse is more common among Catholic leaders

Most U.S. adults don’t think abuse is more common among Catholic leaders

| Elizabeth Bachmann | June 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Despite the slew of abuse allegations and cases surfacing within the Catholic Church, most U.S. adults actually do not think that sexual abuse of children is more common among Catholic priests and leadership than it is among any other adult groups.

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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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