For some time now, the Family Research Council has been running a program called Mapping America which seeks “to demonstrate, through data from major surveys, mainly U.S. federal surveys, that the intact married family that worships weekly is the greatest generator of human goods and social benefits and is the core strength of the United States.”
Recently, FRC has enlightened us about wonderful and useful facts like “adults who frequently attended religious services as adolescents are less likely to smoke than those who did not” and “adults who attend religious services at least monthly are the most likely to be proud of the type of work they do.”
But those findings pale in comparison to this amazing discovery Mapping America has made:
Married adults are more likely than unmarried adults to report that being married is personally very important to them.
Really? Wow! What’s next: “Couples with children are more likely than couples without children to report that children are very important to them”? Or maybe “Dog owners are more likely than those without dogs to report that dogs are very important to them.”
Truly groundbreaking research they are doing over there at FRC.