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By William V. D'Antonio,James D. Davidson,Dean R. Hoge,Katherine Meyer,Bishop William B. Friend

How a lot do American Catholics nonetheless determine with the Catholic Church? Do they believe the Church's teachings, and the way frequently do they perform its sacraments? What do they suspect it takes to be an exceptional Catholic? What do they think about to be the Church's middle teachings? How do they think problems with religion and morals may be determined: by way of the hierarchy, the laity, or a few blend of the 2? How are they dealing with the priest scarcity, and what do they suspect the Church should still do to unravel the matter? How do they consider approximately social concerns resembling capital punishment and elevated army spending? In American Catholics, 4 individual sociologists use nationwide surveys from 1999, 1993, and 1987 to envision those matters. They exhibit that Catholics' ideals and practices are altering. in addition they show how modifications in gender, new release, and dedication to the Church effect attitudes on all of those concerns. Balanced and transparent, packed with important tables and charts, and exact in its skill to check effects over the years, American Catholics makes crucial studying for a person attracted to the way forward for Catholicism within the United States.

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