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About one in every 11 Filipino Catholics, or 9.2 percent, sometimes considers leaving the Church, a recent survey by Social Weather Stations (SWS) found. 15 to 17, also found that compared with members of other denominations, Filipino Catholics were less devout and active in attending church services.
The noncommissioned survey used face-to-face interviews with 1,200 respondents nationwide.
Least devout Compared with other groups, Catholics are the least devout, with only 29 percent saying they consider themselves very religious.
The figure is higher among Protestants (50 percent), Iglesia ni Cristo members (43 percent), other Christian denominations (41 percent) and Muslims (38 percent).
It has a margin of error of plus-or-minus three percentage points. It is time, I think, for Mahar Mangahas to take out his social survey tools to help us understand what is happening.” In a statement released Tuesday, SWS said there was survey evidence to support Tabora’s assertions.
It was conducted two weeks before Pope Benedict XVI stepped down from the papacy because of old age. 7 blog post, Tabora said: “The Catholic Church is in trouble—even in Catholic Philippines …. Decline in attendance SWS said the evidence consisted of its surveys between 19 showing a (slight) decline in Catholics’ church attendance and the finding of the survey last February “of a strong inverse relation between Catholics’ church attendance and giving consideration to leaving the Catholic Church.” The latest survey found that 81 percent of Filipinos were Catholics, 6 percent were Protestants, 3 percent were Iglesia ni Cristo members, and 3 percent were of other Christian denominations.
By church attendance, those who think of leaving the Church include those who attend church services once a year (18 percent), several times a year (14.5 percent), once a month (12.9 percent), several times a month (7.1 percent) and every week (5.4 percent).
In its recent survey, SWS classified respondents as somewhat religious (56 percent), very religious (32 percent), not very religious (11 percent) and not having religious belief (1 percent).
In terms of religious belief, the percentages of Catholics who sometimes think of turning their backs on the Church are the following: 57.3 percent among those who say they have no religious belief; 16.1 percent among the not very religious; 9.1 percent among the somewhat religious; and 4.9 percent among the very religious.The survey asked Catholics to react to the statement, “Sometimes I think I might leave the Catholic Church.” They were made to choose among the following answers: “strongly agree;” “somewhat agree;” “undecided if agree or disagree;” “somewhat disagree;” and “strongly disagree.” The 9.2 percent who said they sometimes thought of leaving the Catholic Church included those who “strongly agree” (2.5 percent) and “somewhat agree” (6.7 percent) to the statement.Those who said otherwise consisted of 11.4 percent who “somewhat disagree” and 74.2 percent who “strongly disagree.” Just 5.2 percent said they “neither agree nor disagree” with the statement.Dramatic drop Catholics also lag behind other groups when it comes to attending church services, with only 37 percent saying they go to church every week, a dramatic drop from 64 percent registered in July 1991.He was replaced on March 19 by Pope Francis, who vowed reforms in a Church plagued by scandals and allegations of infighting. Six percent said they were Muslims, and 0.1 percent said they belonged to other religious groups.
Conducting such a survey for the first time, SWS said it took its cue from assertions made by Fr. Between 19, the average annual percentage of adults identifying themselves as Catholics in surveys ranged from a high of 88 percent in 1997 to a low of 80 percent in 2007, SWS said.