Of course, the Pew survey is less scientific than one might hope.
It is therefore easy for someone to mistakenly believe they have a vocation to marriage, when in fact they might not.Saint Bernard of Clairvaux once estimated that about one out of three Catholics (~33%) have a vocation to the consecrated life.Yet today, less one in every twenty-thousand Catholics (~0.005%) are consecrated religious.Students often ask me and my husband, Shawn, to walk them through premarital counseling or mentoring as part of a program offered at our university. Not all of the couples are engaged; some are merely contemplating marriage. Yes, at least by some key measures of what it means to be a religious person. But the Pew Research Center study also finds a great deal of stability in the U. The 2014 Religious Landscape Study is a follow-up to an equally extensive survey on religion in America, conducted in 2007.Although the term "Christian right" is most commonly associated with politics in the United States, similar Christian conservative groups can be found in the political cultures of other Christian-majority nations. Green of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life states that Jerry Falwell used the label religious right to describe himself.