Religion: A Decade of Change

Do U.S. Roman Catholics still believe that parochial schools have a place in modern life? Despite some fall-off in attendance at the schools, the answer was a resounding yes from 89% of nearly 1,000 subjects surveyed by the University of Chicago's National Opinion Research Center. But that is one of the few Catholic opinions to remain firm over the past decade. In a report just published in the Critic, Priest-Sociologist Andrew M. Greeley and three colleagues compared the results of the new survey with a roughly parallel poll taken in 1963 and found that many Catholic habits and attitudes had changed:


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