Surprising Research Finds More Sexual Activity on ‘Mostly’ Catholic Campuses

Posted March 14, 2017 4:14 pm by CNS Staff

A “lukewarm” faith has never been good for Christians (Rev. 3:16), and a new study suggests it’s not very helpful with regard to a college’s Catholic identity, either.
College campuses that students characterize as “mostly Catholic” have higher rates of sexual “hookups” than colleges that are both more and less religious, according to the author of Faith with Benefits: Hookup Culture on Catholic Campuses.
Jason King, professor of theology at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Penn., studied students’ perceptions of the strength of the Catholic identities of Catholic colleges in the U.S. and the correlation to casual sexual encounters on the college

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