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  • Are We Becoming Europe-lite?

    Is the US merely tagging behind its European neighbors on a road to a thoroughly secular, social democracy? As the Obama Administration stretches its fingers into education, health care and failing companies, the question lingers ominously. But columnist Cheryl Wetzstein notes that, when it comes to faith and family, we’re … More

    Generation Y: What’s Faith Got To Do With It?

    Generation Y is widely defined as the 77 million Americans born between 1977 and 1997 — and as any good demographic sample would, it’s being analyzed. A Denver Post blogger opines on why Gen Y’ers are moving back in with their parents. JD Power and Associates dissects Gen Y’s buying … More

    Marriage: The Faith Connection

    You should talk about money before jumping into it, a story in The New York Times says. You can spice it up by doing more housework, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. And this just in: Your strong commitment to it is a sign you’re trying to practice what you regularly hear … More

    Faith and the Teenage Soul

    Research and policy proposals to make sense of the teenage years tend to address concerns such as educational achievement, sexuality, drug abuse and suicide. Noted sociologist and University of Notre Dame professor Christian Smith has spent much of his career delving into a curiously overlooked aspect of teenage life — … More

    "Did You Know That More Americans Pray Than Have Sex?"

    Dr. David R. Williams, Professor of Public Health and Sociology at Harvard, used this anecdote/data point to demonstrate exactly how religious the American public actually is. Data in the 2007 Gallup polls further supports this point: 93% of Americans believe in God, or a higher power. 61% say they are … More