The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate is a Georgetown University social science research center that focuses on Catholicism and the Catholic Church.
GSS: Percentages of Americans, ages 18 to 39, who have never married or had children moving to majority status.
Einstein to Fr. Lemaître: "most beautiful and satisfactory explanation of creation." 72% of US Catholics believe.
To date 86% of news coverage of Gosnell in local newspapers & news wires. Others: Wash Times, Fox, CNN, USA Today.
Have a grandma from "the old country"? More than likely you are Catholic or a religiously-affiliated non-Christian
Why so many find faith in jail? Those without an affiliation more likely than religious to have ever been arrested
Numbers of Catholic priests (diocesan and religious) increasing in Africa, Asia, and Americas. Europe in decline.
Global dist. Catholic pop., clergy, parishes, sacraments, religious. More: http://nineteensixty-four.blogspot.com
Europe's Catholic pop. has not declined. But it hasn't grown much either. There are ominous signs in baptisms...
Looked to see if 'conspiracy' St. Malachy searches up w/ conclave. More concerned w/ U.S. decline for St. Patrick.
Looking for the Irish? Here's the map by U.S. county. Fact: Only 29% of U.S. Irish self-id as Catholic (GSS 2012):
U.S. Catholics have grown more uncertain about papal infallibility since `04. Yet few consider this to be "false."
Ideal family size? In 2012, U.S. Catholics more likely than those of other faiths to say three or more children.
Faith & History: U.S. Catholics least content with here/now. Choose Wild West or Summer of `67 over Ancient Rome.
Voting cardinals & global Catholic pop. by ASE region. Electors more likely to be from N. Hem./Western countries.
Even very serious social scientists celebrate Mardi Gras. Melissa Cidade will be buying CARA's king cake next year
About half of Catholics look forward to/celebrate Valentine's Day. Protestants are more enthused, Nones less so.
Catholic schools face declining numbers of potential Catholic students (i.e., infant baptisms projected forward)
Sober Choice: More of all religious affiliations would like Election Day off work than the day after Superbowl.
Outside of baby boomers' school years, students enrolled per US Catholic school has been in the mid to upper-200s.
Catholic Schools Week: Recession effects waning? Numbers of Catholic schools with waiting lists increasing again.
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