Posts Tagged ‘Pew Research’

Coronavirus strengthens religious faith, family bonds

Monday, February 15th, 2021

A Pew Research Center poll has found the coronavirus pandemic has strengthened the religious faith and family bonds in many parts of the world. The poll focused on 14 countries with what Pew calls “advanced economies”. It was released in late January. Of the Americans surveyed, 28 percent said the pandemic had strengthened their own Read more

Can you be good without God?

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

Educated people who live in rich countries are far less likely to say belief in God is necessary for good morals, according to a massive new survey of 38,000 people in 34 countries. The survey, released Monday by the Pew Research Center, revealed a gaping “God gap” between relatively rich and poor countries. In Kenya, Read more

Millennials’ family life challenges faith and community

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

Millennials’ family life radically differs from past generations, according to a new study. Catholic leaders and scholars say this presents particular challenges for passing on the faith and building the Catholic community. Last month’s Pew Research Center analysis revealed millennials are slower than previous generations to build their own households. Most choose to delay marriage Read more

Pope’s popularity faces rising conservative opposition

Monday, March 12th, 2018

The Pope’s popularity is dropping in the United States while conservative opposition to his papacy is rising, according to a Pew Research Centre survey. The January survey canvassed 1,503 Americans. Twenty percent of those surveyed are Catholic. The survey found a third of respondents think Pope Francis is “too liberal” while one-quarter considered him “too Read more

New Zealand and Oceania don’t know if they love Pope Francis

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Oceania, New Zealand and Australia do not feature in the ‘global’ research of Pope Francis’ popularity. The Pew Research Centre global survey, released Friday, however shows most of the rest of the world seems to love him. A charmer of global opinion since he was elected pontiff last year, he has championed causes such as Read more

More Americans would consider voting for an atheist

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

An increasing percentage of Americans are willing to consider voting for an atheist as president of the United States. According to a new Pew Research study, 41 per cent of those surveyed said a candidate’s lack of belief didn’t matter to their vote. This was up from a figure of 32 per cent seven years Read more

Pope Francis prompts increased charitable giving in US

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

A US survey of donors to Catholic activities shows Pope Francis is prompting increased giving. Hispanic donors are the group most likely to have increased their giving. Continue reading  

US media bias on same-sex marriage revealed

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

A strong media bias towards same-sex marriage in the United States has been revealed in a study conducted by the independent Pew Research Center. An analysis of reporting during a period when the issue was before the US Supreme Court found that stories predominantly supporting same-sex marriage outweighed those predominantly opposing it by 5-1. This Read more

Ed Miliband’s prophetic voice

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Ed Miliband, leader of the British Labour Party, took the risky step of talking about faith at his party’s annual conference.  ‘Not a religious faith,’ he was quick to point out, ‘but a faith nonetheless; a faith that I believe many religious people would recognise.’ ‘I believe we have a duty to leave the world a better Read more