Study: R.I. among least-religious states/Top 10 Catholic states

“PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island residents are among the least religious in the country, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life in Washington.”

Fast forward…

“According to the bishops’ statistics, the ‘most Catholic’ state in the union is Rhode Island”

There’s a message here somewhere.

Re: the first survey

(The center surveyed 482 people in [Rhode Island and Connecticut], which were combined because of their small sample sizes.)

The first survey seems to be based on people’s response to whether or not religion is “very important in their lives” - that says nothing about their actual actions. Even then, Rhode Island ranked 42, which is still kinda far from worst.

This is such a shame. I’m from Rhode Island and the respect for the Church amongst youth is gone. There are hardly any young people at masses unless their parents force them to go. If they only knew how much better their lives would be with Jesus.

fruit of our tolerant sensitive inclusive effeminate pastoral modern vatican II church!

Agreed. Everyone’s life is better with Jesus. I have some colleagues that hate the Church. But they are very unhappy. Sad. It’s like having an infection and cursing the antibiotic.

Or perhaps things would be even worse without the Holy Spirit’s guidance at Vatican II.

Or Vatican II didn’t go far enough.

Or not enough people read the documents of Vatican II.

See? All kind of possible reasons for the condition of Catholicism today. :stuck_out_tongue:

Sad, but do not worry, God provides for his Church through every generation. The youth who do know God are passionate and knowledgeable and they are going to carry the Church through these turbulent times. God also changes people’s hearts, the kid who is dragged to church by his parents today may be the man who is on his knees reconciling with God in a few years - and time apart from God’s grace can make us value Him that much more.

"Survey: Rhode Island most politically liberal state
NBC 10 News
Published: February 26, 2010
Updated: February 26, 2010
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Which is the most politically liberal state in the nation?

According to the compiled congressional voting record, it’s Rhode Island.

The Washington-based National Journal tracks the votes of every member of Congress in several areas, such as economic policy and foreign affairs. The magazine compiled its 2009 vote ratings by looking at 99 votes in the Senate and 92 in the House.

Five senators tied with the top score of 88 on the liberal composite scale, but only two were from the same state: Democrats Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island. The other three were Democrats Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Ben Cardin of Maryland and Roland Burris of Illinois.

The magazine did not rank Rep. Patrick Kennedy in the survey because Kennedy missed too many votes while caring for his ailing father.

Rep. Jim Langevin ranked 124th among House liberals.

The National Journal has ranked members of Congress since 1981."

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