The most and least educated among U.S. religions

If you run your finger down the list, there’s my beloved “Churches of Christ,” with just 18 percent with a college degree. This is astounding to me. There was a lot of talk about college in my youth group. We were all going, period. I think I always assumed that was the attitude at all …

Pew: Over half of U.S. Catholics have left the church

Leftover sends this, in preparation for Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S.: Over half of U.S. adults who were raised Catholic have left the church at some point. Some come back. Some don’t. I think most of the people I know who’ve left are what this survey calls “cultural Catholics.” I wish there was the …

So how are the Nones doing with child rearing?

Not too shabby, according to Vern Bengtson, a USC researcher who recently added secular families to his field of study. The Longitudinal Study of Generations, which Bengston oversees, looks at religion and family life over generations. From a Los Angeles Times story, Bengtson was surprised by what he found: High levels of family solidarity and …