Bill Donohue assesses the survey data on religious affiliation published today by the Pew Research Center: In the last five years, Americans who are unaffiliated with any religion have grown from approximately 15% to 20%, the largest single block of which are young people under 30 (one-third of young people fall into this category). But the atheists... [Read more...]RELIGION POLL PROVES REVEALING
Bill Donohue comments on some of the findings from the latest Pew Research Center survey on religion and politics: The poll results released yesterday show that fewer Americans today say that President Obama is a Christian than was true four years ago when he was a presidential candidate; 55 percent said he was a Christian in October 2008, but only... [Read more...]OBAMA’S RELIGION PROBLEM
Bill Donohue comments on President Obama’s religion problem: The more people get to know the president, the more they disbelieve him when he says he’s a Christian. It does not exaggerate to say there’s never been anything like this in presidential politics. In March 2008, a Pew Research Center poll showed that 47 percent of the public said presidential-candidate... [Read more...]DO CATHOLICS OPPOSE THE OBAMA MANDATE?
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: Survey research was pioneered by Columbia University sociologists during World War II. By the time I was studying for my doctorate in sociology at New York University in the 1970s, the scientific nature of survey research had made great strides. But much depends on the methodology, as well... [Read more...]CATHOLIC CHURCH IS BOOMING
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on new survey data profiling Catholicism: All we ever hear from the wild-eyed critics of the Catholic Church, including the dissidents within, is that the Church had better “get with it” and change its teachings on abortion, homosexuality and women’s ordination. Yet it is precisely those... [Read more...]ANGLICAN LEADER WRONG ON MUSLIMS
Catholic League president Bill Donohue addresses remarks published today by Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury: The Archbishop of Canterbury says that Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s Minister for Minorities, who was killed for protesting the nation’s blasphemy laws, died “not simply for his Christian faith, but for a vision shared... [Read more...]