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  • Religious Practice and Educational Attainment

    by Pat Fagan

    July 02, 2015: Over the last decade, research on the effects of religious practice has expanded. It now encompasses such areas as health, overcoming addictions, reducing crime, and reforming criminals. Cover stories in popular magazines have brought some of this research to public notice.

  • Mapping America 144: Pregnancy would embarrass family

    by Pat Fagan

    June 16, 2015: Family Structure: Teens in intact married families were most likely to report that getting pregnant (or getting someone pregnant) would embarrass their family (39.4%). They were followed by adolescents in cohabiting stepfamilies (32.3%), married stepfamilies (31.5%), single divorced parent families (28.4%), always-single-parent families (24.5%), and intact cohabiting families (21.3%).

  • Violence in Baltimore - Social Science Resources for Journalists and Public Officials

    by Pat Fagan

    May 01, 2015: On April 27, 2015 Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency in response to the growing violence and unrest in Baltimore City. Freddie Gray's premature death sparked arson, looting, and mob aggression among Baltimore's citizens. The rest of America looked on in amazement as the Governor and Mayor searched for answers.

  • American Sociological Association Vs American College of Pediatricians: Use and Abuse of Sociology in Amicus Briefs to the Supreme Court

    by Pat Fagan

    April 27, 2015: In two amici briefs before the Supreme Court for the hearing of Obergefell v. Hodges, social scientists argue for two different conclusions about the effects of same-sex parenting. The first, written by the American Sociological Association (ASA), claims that there are no differences between children of same-sex parents and children of opposite-sex parents. The second brief, written by the American College of Pediatricians (ACP) et al., claims that children of same-sex parents suffer substantially worse outcomes than children of opposite-sex parents.

  • Society Cannot Escape Negative Outcomes of Marriage's Decline

    by Pat Fagan

    April 16, 2015: CNN journalist Carol Costello recently interviewed Kent State University students about marriage. While the (heterosexual) students, both male and female, all looked forward to getting married, the interview highlighted their limited understanding on the impact marriage has on their own lives and on society. Thus, despite their own intentions, they seemed unsure of its importance for the future of children and society. Consider the facts.

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