Catholics and Climate Change

A year after Pope Francis released his encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’, Catholic adults in the United States are generally more likely to be concerned about climate change than other Christians according to a new survey conducted by CARA. (Image courtesy of United Nations Photo)

College and Vocational Discernment

Surveys indicate that most men and women who choose a religious vocation first consider this in their teen years. How does their experience a short time later in college shape their early interest and play a role in their discernment? This special report presents results from two recent surveys. (Image courtesy of Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P.)

Ministry Formation Statistics 2016

The 2015-16 academic year saw the number of men enrolled in the post-baccalaureate level of priestly formation decrease by 4% from last year. The number of men in diaconate formation programs was up 11% and the numbers of men and women enrolled in degree and certificate programs for lay ecclesial ministry formation increased by 6%. (Image courtesy of Bethlehem University)

TCR Spring 2016

The Spring 2016 edition of The CARA Report (TCR) is available for purchase. In this issue, CARA reviews research comparing U.S. congregations, the "Catholic vote," The Francis Effect, trends in ministry formation and more. 

Women and Men Entering Religious Life

In a new annual series, CARA surveyed men and women entering religious life in 2015. A first of its kind study. For both groups, the second most common way respondents reported first becoming acquainted with their religious institute is through the internet. 

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New poll data is in! Stay tuned for results from new national study about religion and science, made possible by funding from the Templeton Foundation. Looking for the impact of Catholic schooling among those of all faiths on matters of faith and reason.

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