National Catholic Register

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Friends Indeed

A formative, family-friendly factoid from a recent study or survey in the news.

BY John Lilly

January 21-27, 2007 Issue | Posted 1/17/07 at 10:00 AM

p>Catholics have more close friends than non-Catholics. That’s according to the Contemporary Catholic Trends poll conducted last fall by LeMoyne College in Syracuse and Zogby International. Only 4% of Catholics said they had no confidants and just 1% reported only one such friend. More than a quarter of Catholics (27%) said they had 10 or more close friends. These numbers stand in striking contrast to a 2004 poll of the general population in which 25% of Americans said they had no one to confide in.

Source: CNS, Dec. 11