Vasile Ernu in dialog cu Catalin Augustin Stoica pe margimea unui studiu despre tinerii din Romania

Vasile_Ernu   Catalin Augustin Stoica
Vasile Ernu                        Catalin Augustin Stoica

De curind a fost dat publicitatii un foarte interesant studiu cu privire la tinerii din Romania, finantat de Fundatia Friedrich Ebert – Romania. Iata citeva detalii despre acest studiu:

Studiul iniţiat şi finanţat de Fundaţia Friedrich Ebert – Romania (FES) a avut două componente: o componentă cantitativă – un sondaj realizat pe un eşantion probabilist, stratificat, multi-stadial, de 1.302 de respondenţi, reprezentativ la nivel naţional pentru populaţia rezidentă a ţării cu vîrste cuprinse între 15 şi 29 de ani; marja teoretică de eroare +/-2,7% la un nivel de încredere de 95%. Interviurile din cadrul acestui sondaj au fost de tipul faţă-în-faţă şi au fost realizate în perioada 19-31 iulie 2014, la domiciliul respondenţilor. Componenta calitativă a constat în realizarea unui număr de 10 interviuri de grup (focus-grupuri) cu tineri din Bucureşti, Moldova, Muntenia şi Transilvania; în regiunile menţionate, focus-grupurile s-au desfăşurat în septembrie 2014, atît în mediul urban cît şi în mediul rural. Discuţiile de grup au vizat explorarea în profunzime a unora dintre rezultatele sondajului. Ţin să precizez că sondaje similare au fost finanţate de FES în ţări precum Croaţia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Bosnia-Herţegovina. În toate aceste tări şi în România, s-a utilizat acelaşi chestionar, iar metodologia de eşantionare a fost similară – un fapt ce ne va permite, într-o altă fază, compararea datelor.

Intr-un text publicat de ziarul Adevarul, Vasile Ernu discuta cu sociologul Catalin Augustin Stoica despre rezultatele acestui studiu. Iata citeva date despre interlocutorul lui Ernu, asa cum apar la inceputul acestui articol.

Cătălin Augustin Stoica şi-a obţinut titlul de doctor în Sociologie la Universitatea Stanford, în 2005. Din 2007, este director general al CURS. Este, de asemenea, conferenţiar universitar la SNSPA, Departamentul de Sociologie. Spre deosebire de alţi confraţi sociologi, refuză (pe cît posibil) apariţiile la televizor şi interviurile. A făcut însă o excepţie de această dată.

Redau mai jos citeva dintre evaluarile domnului Stoica, insotite de scurtele mele comentarii (marcate cu DM – ). Continue reading “Vasile Ernu in dialog cu Catalin Augustin Stoica pe margimea unui studiu despre tinerii din Romania”

Cunoașterea identității românilor din SUA

Cunoașterea identității românilor din SUA.

Un chestionar de completat pentru romanii din Statele Unite. Va rog sa dati mai departe, daca doriti.

An Academic Auto-da-Fé – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education

An Academic Auto-da-Fé – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Christian Smith on Mark Regnerus being bullied in the academic world (oh, the disgusting manners of political correctness – ‘American communism’, as someone called it) for publishing the results of a research which appears to argue that children of homosexual couples have more psychological problems that children growing on normal (heterosexual) families.

2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study

You may find HERE the very interesting results of one of the most extensive study of religions in the US.

This is how it is presented on the web site:

The 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study (RCMS) is a county-by-county enumeration of religious bodies in the US. A quick overview is available here. It is an update of the 1952, 1971, 1980, 1990, and 2000 studies originally done by the National Council of Churches and the Glenmary Research Center. Since 1990, the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) has sponsored the studies.

Each participating religious body supplies the number of churches, full members, adherents, and attendees for each county. See “Data Collected” for more information. Our data collection office can assist any group with compiling their data to the county level.

You may download HERE the summary of the findings.

What’s the difference between a Pastor and a Priest? | Black, White and Gray

What’s the difference between a Pastor and a Priest? | Black, White and Gray.

Mark Regnerus (look HERE if you don’t know who he is) compares in this blog post priests (mostly Catholic) and pastors. Since we are here, maybe it would be useful to recommend to you Black, White, and Grey, a blog written by a number ot Christian sociologists, including Regnerus.

There is humour in it, so it should be fun, but there is also a lot of serious stuff. Enjoy!

(Thanks to Scot McKnight for the link, that I have found in his amazing Weakly Meanderings, that I highly recommend as a source of very interesting links.)

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Here are the first items (there are 20 in total), for wetting your appetite: Continue reading “What’s the difference between a Pastor and a Priest? | Black, White and Gray”

From Bondage to the Desert – 1.1 The Religious Character of Communist Ideology – 4

1.1.4 Marxist Sociology

DefinitionSociology is the study of the individuals, groups and institutions, and the relationships between them, which make up human society.

Auguste Compte (1798–1875), associated in his youth with the socialist utopian Saint-Simon, was the father of sociology. His seminal work was significantly entitled A System of Positive Politics or A Textbook of Sociology that Institutes the Religion of Humanity. He proposes a religion without God in which humanity takes the place of its Creator.

Marxism took over the project formulated by Compte and gave it a new impetus by making it an instrument of social engineering. This exercise in social transformation was based on the Myth of Reason (as was the philosophy of the Enlightenment), and also on the Myth of Science which became the new ‘religion’ of this social model. Continue reading “From Bondage to the Desert – 1.1 The Religious Character of Communist Ideology – 4”