American Catholics Today:
New Realities of Their Faith and Their Church
by William V. D’Antonio, James D. Davidson ’66M.A., ’69Ph.D., Dean R.Hoge, Mary L. Gautier (Rowman & Littlefield)
This thorough analysis and interpretation of surveys of American Catholic opinion from 1987 to 2005 offers an eye-opening view of how the beliefs of those born after Vatican II differ from those born before.
“There are signs that commitment to the Church is weakening,” the authors note, and in their concluding chapter they offer suggestions for how both the laity and Church leaders might respond to the implications of the survey results.