The "Zeal of the Convert": Is It the Real Deal?
A common perception about individuals who switch
religions is that they are very fervent about their new faith. A new analysis
by the Pew Forum provides quantitative support for this
piece of conventional wisdom: people who have switched
faiths are indeed
slightly more religious than those who have remained in their childhood faith. However,
the analysis also finds that the differences in religious commitment between converts and nonconverts are generally very small and are more apparent among some religious groups than others. Go to the analysis »
|Oct. 22 - The New York Times
Catholic Beliefs Might Give Anglicans Pause
A New York Times article on the theological implications that Anglicans looking to join the Catholic Church may need to consider cites data from a 2008 Pew Forum report on the religious, social and political views of American Catholics.
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