Notre Dame study: Catholics hold optimistic view of human nature

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- A new study by Notre Dame shows that people of Catholic faith hold “distinctively optimistic views regarding human nature."

The study came from the group Catholic Social and Pastoral Research Initiative.

In the study they polled just under 3,000 adults including over 700 Catholics on their view of human nature and if they viewed it as basically good.

Forty-three percent of the Catholics agreed with the statement while only 31 percent of the non-Catholics agreed.

The study also found that the younger generations in America were increasingly pessimistic about human nature with Americans born in the 1920's the high mark for their optimistic about human nature.

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