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Easter attendance nears 60%

March 29, 2013

church-castle-rockBy Knights of Columbus,

With Easter just around the corner, most Americans say their plans for the day include attending church according to new Knights of Columbus-Marist Poll.

Nearly 6 in 10 Americans (58 percent) say they intend to be in church on Easter Sunday according to the survey. Among Catholics overall the number rises to 7 in 10 (70 percent) while among practicing Catholics the number grows to more than 9 in 10 (92 percent).

Catholics are also nearly twice as likely to observe the season of Lent – the forty days of preparation for Easter that begin on Ash Wednesday – than are Americans as a whole. Nearly two thirds of Catholics (62 percent) and nearly 8 in 10 practicing Catholic (79 percent) say that they intend to observe Lent by giving something up or doing something differently. By comparison, only a third (33 percent) of American adults as a whole said the same.

“The survey shows that Easter remains an important part of the lives of most Americans,” said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson.  “And while the celebration of Easter is of great importance to American Catholics, so too are the spiritual preparation and concrete actions taken during Lent that help us to lead a better life, as this season calls us to do.”

The telephone survey of 2000 Americans, conducted for March 2nd through 5th, 2013 included 515 Catholics. The margin of error for all Americans is ±2.2 percentage points, and for Catholics, ±4.3 percentage points.

  
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shreeneevas March 30, 2013

It is very reassuring that 60% Americans are getting involved in Easter celebration. They may agree that their participation makes a great difference for other in the faith from other parts of the world. When anything is indorsed by the Americanese people it stands in the world. Praise the Lord, Let the Lord bring back his lost sheet back to his secure herd of believers. Praise the Lord !! Hosanna

shreeneevas March 30, 2013

(repeat post with some corrections of spellings, plz)

It is very reassuring that 60% of Americans are getting involved in ‘Easter celebrations’. They may agree that their participation makes a great difference for others in the faith, from other parts of the world. When anything is endorsed by the Americans, it stands in the world.

Praise the Lord, Let the Lord bring back his lost sheep back to his secure herd of believers. Praise the Lord !! Hosanna ! Hosanna !!

Rev. Paul Voida May 29, 2013

A good bumper sticker slogan for Catholics could be:
“Keep the Mass in Christmas! Worship at your local Catholic Church”

Oops we’re talking about Easter. Well, it is a good slogan or Christmas.

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