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with good news like this, who needs bad news?

By Diogenes (articles - email) | Feb 12, 2010

Armed with the results of a new Marist Institute poll, the Knights of Columbus announce that they have good news and bad news about the rising generation of American Catholics—described as "millennials" because they came of age around the millennium.

Some of the good news for the Catholic Church in the survey includes:

  • 85% of Catholic Millennials (those 18-29) believe in God.
  • 80% of Catholic Millennials see religion as at least "somewhat important" in their lives.  

Or to put it a bit differently, 20% of these young Catholics don't even believe in God, and 20% don't think faith is even "somewhat important." In other words one out of five young Catholics has no interest in the faith whatsoever. And that, remember, is the good news.

Richard Cross holds a doctorate in psychology, who has taught at the university level, including at Franciscan University. He is currently an educational researcher and consultant in the field of psychology and related disciplines.
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