Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Does Poll Show Support for Restrictions or Confusion on the Issue?!

Created by: Jillian

The Knights of Columbus released a poll on people's opinions on abortion. What do you think?


Angie said...

This poll sounds like it was wildly biased and misleading. I don't even understand why a paper would cover it.

Shannon said...

I agree with Angie. I also thought this statement was interesting:

“It seems clear that Catholics who are no longer practicing their faith hold positions that are far outside the mainstream of Catholicism and have significant disagreements with the moral teaching of the church on fundamental issues,” Anderson said.

Perhaps some Catholics are no longer practicing their faith because of the Church's...tactics...on this issue. But I can only speak for myself.

Best part of this article? Go, Jillian!

Angie said...

Great point, Shannon. I read an article in the Times about a year ago that described exactly that phenomenon - people who self-identify as Catholics don't believe that the church should hold its hardline positions on social issues, even in South America and other traditionally conservative societies.

And they wonder why it's a faith whose numbers have been in steady decline for decades...