480 Sherman Pkwy, New Haven, CT 06511, United States
D'Antonio was educated at Hillhouse High School, New Haven.
New Haven, CT 06520, United States
D'Antonio earned a Bachelor of Arts (1948) from Yale University.
Madison, WI, United States
D'Antonio earned a Bachelor of Arts (1948) from Yale University, a Master of Arts (1953) from the University of Wisconsin.
Michigan, United States
D'Antonio earned a Doctor of Philosophy (1958) in Sociology and Anthropology from Michigan State University.
(The authors summarize existing data on the Catholic laity...)
The authors summarize existing data on the Catholic laity's views toward the Church itself, as measured using nationwide polls. Based on a 1993 national survey, Laity: American and Catholic reports important trends in the attitudes of Catholic laity regarding church teachings, their participation in church ministry, and the Church's overall role in their lives.
(How much do American Catholics still identify with the Ca...)
How much do American Catholics still identify with the Catholic Church? Do they agree with the Church's teachings, and how often do they participate in its sacraments? What do they think it takes to be a good Catholic? What do they consider to be the Church's core teachings? How do they believe issues of faith and morals should be decided: by the hierarchy, the laity, or some combination of the two? How are they coping with the priest shortage, and what do they believe the Church should do to solve the problem? How do they feel about social issues such as capital punishment and increased military spending? In American Catholics, four distinguished sociologists use national surveys from 1999, 1993, and 1987 to examine these issues. They show that Catholics' beliefs and practices are changing. They also demonstrate how differences in gender, generation, and commitment to the Church influence attitudes on all of these issues. Balanced and clear, filled with useful tables and charts, and unique in its ability to compare results over time, American Catholics makes essential reading for anyone interested in the future of Catholicism in the United States.
(The Catholic Church has had a tumultuous recent history, ...)
The Catholic Church has had a tumultuous recent history, in the wake of the election of a new pope and sex abuse scandals, and the views of Catholic laypeople have not stood untouched. What are the effects of these events upon Catholics' beliefs? How do the beliefs of older and younger generations of Catholics differ? Using key Gallup surveys from 1987 to 2005, this book reveals a rift between Catholics born before and after Vatican II and suggests that the future will find more Catholics making decisions about their own faith and fewer who are fervently committed to church life. This discussion is vital to anyone concerned with American Catholicism and its future.
(American Catholics in Transition reports on five surveys ...)
American Catholics in Transition reports on five surveys carried out at six-year intervals over a period of 25 years, from 1987 to 2011. The surveys are national probability samples of American Catholics, age 18 and older, now including four generations of Catholics. Over these twenty-five years, the authors have found significant changes in Catholics’ attitudes and behavior as well as many enduring trends in the explanation of Catholic identity. Generational change helps explain many of the differences. Many millennial Catholics continue to remain committed to and active in the Church, but there are some interesting patterns of difference within this generation. Hispanic Catholics are more likely than their non-Hispanic peers to emphasize social justice issues such as immigration reform and concern for the poor; and while Hispanic millennial women are the most committed to the Church, non-Hispanic millennial women are the least committed to Catholicism. In this fifth book in the series, the authors expand on the topics that were introduced in the first four editions.
(Do the religious affiliations of elected officials shape ...)
Do the religious affiliations of elected officials shape the way they vote on such key issues as abortion, homosexuality, defense spending, taxes, and welfare spending? In Religion, Politics, and Polarization: How Religiopolitical Conflict is Changing Congress and American Democracy, William D’Antonio, Steven A. Tuch, and Josiah R. Baker trace the influence of religion and party in the United States Congress over time. For almost four decades these key issues have competed for public attention with health care, war, terrorism, and the growing inequity between the incomes of the middle classes and those of corporate America.
D'Antonio was educated at Hillhouse High School, New Haven. He earned a Bachelor of Arts (1948) from Yale University, a Master of Arts (1953) from the University of Wisconsin, and a Doctor of Philosophy (1958) in Sociology and Anthropology from Michigan State University.
He received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from St. Michael's College in Vermont.
After two years on the faculty of Michigan State University as an instructor in social science and sociology, William V. D'Antonio joined the faculty of the University of Notre Dame as an assistant professor. He served there as an associate professor, (1963-1966), professor of sociology, (1967-1971), department chair (1966-1971). He moved to the University of Connecticut as a professor of sociology (1971-1982), department chair (1971-1976). In 1982 he took a leave from Connecticut to become the chief executive officer of the American Sociological Association, where he served until his retirement in 1991. He received emeritus professor status from the University of Connecticut in 1986.
In 1993, he joined the sociology faculty at The Catholic University of America as a visiting research professor.
William also was a visiting scholar at the University of Uruguay in 1981, a visiting professor at George Washington University in 1992; visiting scholar and consultant at the University of Rome in 1999.
He is the co-author of eight books and co-editor of four others. His most recent co-authored books include American Catholics Today: New Realities of Their Faith and Their Church and Voices of the Faithful: Loyal Catholics Striving for Change.
(How much do American Catholics still identify with the Ca...)2001
(Do the religious affiliations of elected officials shape ...)2013
(The Catholic Church has had a tumultuous recent history, ...)2007
(American Catholics in Transition reports on five surveys ...)2013
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William is a member of the Roman Catholic church.
D'Antonio is a Democrat.
D'Antonio's scholarly contributions to the social scientific study of religion express his special interest in the relationship between authority and individual freedom, particularly with regard to sexual and reproductive norms in his Roman Catholic tradition. D'Antonio's other interests include political sociology, in which he has been a leader in the study of community power.
William was a member of the American Council of Learned Societies, National Humanities Alliance, Consortium of Social Science Associations, Communitarian Network, American Sociological Association.
William married A. Lorraine Giorgio on June 15, 1950. They have six children: JoAnne D'Antonio Placona, Albert, Nancy, Carla, Raissa, Laura.