National Catholic Register

Culture of Life

Babies Rule Down Under

BY John Lilly

Reuters, July 3

July 22 - August 4, 2007 Issue | Posted 7/17/07 at 10:00 AM


When World Youth Day rolls into Australia next year, attendees and hosts may find they share a certain pro-life value in common. Asked in a recent survey what makes them feel happy, 33% of 1,500 Aussies named children and babies. That was more than enough for the No. 1 ranking. Meanwhile only a handful of respondents, around 6%, picked money and wealth. Also defeating the materialistic category were three other gifts of God: family and friends (28%), pets and animals (22%), and beautiful scenery and nature (11%).