Category Archives: Poll

NBC’s Chuck Todd says Obama in danger of doing Carter-like damage to Democratic brand

President Obama is addressing the nation tonight about ISIS and their barbarism against Christians and other peoples in Syria and Iraq. Memories of George W. Bush’s mistakes in Iraq have been replaced with President Obama going golfing minutes after making a statement about an American journalist being savagely beheaded by ISIS terrorists. NBC political pundit [...]

Public Religion Research Institute misleads on Catholic attitudes

The “Public Religion Research Institute” released a fact sheet a few weeks ago on the attitudes of Roman Catholics which had the mainstream media swooning. It found that majorities of Catholics disagree with church teachings same-sex marriage and contraception. It also found that White Catholics were more likely than not to believe abortion should be [...]

Why do a majority of Catholics think God is wrong about marriage?

Here’s a fun fact for the start of your work week: 53% of Americans now support redefining marriage along gender neutral lines. While that might not be a “fun” or even newsworthy statistic, you might be surprised to learn that only ten short years ago – seems like only yesterday doesn’t it? – only 3 [...]

Pew Releases Poll on Catholic Attitudes Toward End of Life Issues

Last month the Pew Research Center conducted an interesting survey on attitudes toward end-of-life medical treatments. It found that 49 percent of Americans oppose physician assisted suicide while 47 percent were in favor. Long term opinion trends on the issue of physician assisted suicide are interesting. Last spring, Gallup surveyed Americans on the moral acceptability [...]

Guttmacher Study Shows Reductions in Teen Sexual Activity

Recently, a pair of researchers affiliated with the Guttmacher Institute published a study in the public health journal Pediatrics. (The article is behind a paywall.) The researchers used data from the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) to track teen sexual activity over time. The study found that sexual activity among young teens is rare.  According [...]

Catholic Imagination at the Movies

Can Catholics win the culture? Not only can we; we have, throughout history. “Can a film change the world?” asked Time magazine in March 2008. Yes, it said – and reported a $100 million U.N. film fund aimed at combatting stereotypes. “More and more,” it said, “Hollywood is betting on its powers of social engineering.” [...]

POLL: Your Favorite Catholic Movies

Benedictine College’s Catholic Hall of Fame wants to know your favorite “Proudly Catholic” movies. Think Les Miserables, For Greater Glory and The Rite: The Gregorian Institute promotes Catholic identity in public life, and so we are looking for movies that do that. In my classes, I like to show movies that thoughtfully critique Catholic identity. [...]


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