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October 17, 2011 / joelmalm

Blame Your Education

Cardus, a Canadian thinktank just did a survey about education and the lasting effects of the kind of school you went to.  All those surveyed were Christians.  Here’s what they found:

Catholic
Most Likely To
: Earn a high income; engage in political protests; make political contributions
Least Likely To
: Accept authority of the church

Conservative Protestant
Most Likely To: Want a job that is directly helpful to others and fulfills religious calling; have a large family; read the Bible; be a leader in a congregation; feel prepared for relationships
Least Likely To: Want a job that pays well; like new and exciting experiences; feel helpless in dealing with the problems of life; engage in political boycotts or protests; make political contributions

Nonreligious Private
Most Likely To: Spend a lot of time volunteering; be involved in political campaigns; like new and exciting experiences even if it means breaking the rules; marry later in life
Least Likely To: Want a job that establishes roots in a community and not have to move from place to place; get divorced; have a large family; know elected officials or CEOs.

Religious Homeschool
Most Likely To
: Want a job that pays well; get divorced; feel helpless in dealing with the problems of life; lack any clear goals or sense of direction; accept authority of church leadership; feel prepared for vibrant religious and spiritual life; marry young
Least Likely To: Want a job that is directly helpful to others or is worthwhile to society; spend much time volunteering or going on missions trips; be involved in political campaigns.

Public
Most Likely To
: Want a job that is worthwhile to society; spend a lot of time volunteering; express interest in politics; know a community leader
Least Likely To: Feel prepared for relationships or vibrant religious spiritual life

Don’t shoot me, I’m just the messenger.  It is interesting though.  If you want to read the entire 56-page study click here.

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  1. Duane Rod / Oct 17 2011 6:37 pm

    Very interesting; but a 56 page study!! I’ll just say thanks for your summary and skip the read!! Some of it was pretty surprising, not what I thought it would be.

    • joelmalm / Oct 18 2011 8:23 am

      Duane,
      It has lots of pictures and graphs!

      P.S. Didn’t see you guys Sunday. Hope all is well.

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