Keep George Carlin Way!

I can understand why the pastor of Corpus Christi Church in Manhattan has a problem with the City of New York designating his block of 121st Street “George Carlin Way.” But there are ways to get over it.

What Pew gets wrong about Hispanics, take 2

The Pew number-crunchers have responded to my criticism via a comment on yesterday’s post, in a way that helps explain why they reported that implausibly large 18 percent drop in Catholic identification between 2010 and 2013. The key issue has to do with which previous study they chose to use to indicate the trend.

What Pew gets wrong about Hispanics

There is one astonishing claim in Pew’s new survey of American Hispanics: Between 2010 and 2013, 12 percent of them stopped identifying as Catholics. That’s a drop from 67 percent to 55 percent of those over the age of 18 — four million people representing an 18 percent decline in the proportion of adult Hispanics who are Catholic. That’s not right.