Here are the correct answers and explanations for our Faithful Citizenship quiz found on this page.
1) ANSWER: C)53 million.
is currently no federal requirement to report abortions, and state reporting
requirements also vary from one state to another. The U.S. Centers for Disease
Control (CDC) and the Guttmacher Institute (GI) use different methods of data
collection: GI (originally founded as Planned Parenthood's research arm)
obtains its numbers from direct surveys of abortion providers, while CDC surveys
state health departments. GI's figures, the basis for this estimate, are
considered more complete.
2) ANSWER: A)
While at least
two companies have started early clinical trials using cells derived from human
embryonic stem cells, one trial was discontinued after disappointing early
results, and no trial has shown benefits for patients in peer-reviewed medical
or scientific literature.
3) ANSWER: D)
Here's a list of the 73 conditions that have shown patient benefits from human adult
and cord blood stem cells with citations to the peer-reviewed medical and
scientific literature documenting these benefits.
4) ANSWER: D)
to the USDA ,
over 16.2 million children lived in food insecure (low food security and very
low food security) households in 2010.
5) ANSWER: C) 15.1%.
The official poverty rate in
America is 15.1% – the highest level in 17 years. (United States Census Bureau
("Census") annual report for 2010)
6) ANSWER: C) 10 months.
Approximately 24 million people
(23.8) are unemployed or underemployed--a real unemployment rate around 15 percent
and the average jobless worker has been unemployed for forty weeks – 10 months.
7) ANSWER: D)
an April 2009 survey by The Polling Company, Inc., 87% of American adults
believed it is important (and 65% saw it as very important) to "make sure that
health care professionals in America are not forced to participate in
procedures and practices to which they have moral objections."
8) ANSWER: B)
1 in 6.
hospitals care for 1 in 6 patients in the United States each year, and provide
the full continuum of health care through more than 2,000 sponsors, systems,
facilities, and related organizations, employing 725,000 individuals.
9) ANSWER: A)
to a study released in the September 2011 issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology,
the journal of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only
14% of practicing ob/gyns perform abortions.
10) ANSWER: D)
All of the above.
science research continues to affirm the benefits children receive by being
raised by their own married father and mother, each of whom brings unique gifts
to the shared task of parenting, that is, fathering and mothering. Here's an overview of pertinent research and more background on the Church's teaching about the importance
of fathers and mothers.
11) ANSWER: B )
Being raised in an intact home with
both his father and mother. In addition to confirming again that both moms and dads matter for
children, this recent study is unique because it illuminates the crucial
influence that fathers have on
their sons. The researchers
found that even when controlling for school quality and other external factors,
the presence or absence of a father at home was the biggest single correlate
with a boy's ability to interact appropriately with peers and adults. A similar
effect on girls was not found. Here is more information on why the Church
teaches that children need a father and a mother.
12) ANSWER: A)
children in single-parent homes are much more likely to suffer poverty than
children being raised by their father and mother – not only material poverty,
but also the poverty of lacking one of their parents, usually their father.
Strong marriages are the foundation of a strong society. Read more on the relationship
between marriage and the common good,
13) ANSWER: B)
On a federal
level, and with very few exceptions (for example, prenatal care), unauthorized
immigrants are ineligible to receive assistance through means tested public
benefits.On a state level, individual
states have to make an affirmative legislative decision to provide services to
the unauthorized populations; the default position is such that the
unauthorized population is prohibited from receiving such benefits.
14) ANSWER: A)
immigrants pay taxes. Between 50-75% of undocumented immigrants pay federal,
state and local taxes.Further still,
undocumented workers pay sales taxes where applicable and property
taxes—directly if they own and indirectly if they rent.
15) ANSWER: D)
billion dollars is the number commonly cited by experts as the amount that
unauthorized migrants contribute to the Social Security trust fund
annually. Because they are unable to collect social security due to their
unauthorized status, this money helps to ensure the funds long term viability
for future generations of retirees.
16) ANSWER: A) True.
is an intrinsic evil because it is a violation of the dignity of the human
person, who is made in the image and likeness of God. Even those who may have
done evil never shed their intrinsic dignity.
17) ANSWER: D)
Ninety percent of people killed or maimed by
landmines and cluster munitions are non-military civilians. In addition, 30-40
percent of those killed or maimed by landmines are children. The United States
and Cuba are the only countries in the Western Hemisphere who have not yet
signed the Mine Ban Treaty which bans the use of landmines.
18) ANSWER: A) 1%.
Life-saving poverty-focused international
assistance that fights hunger, disease and poverty makes up less than 1% of the
U.S. federal budget. These life-saving programs include agricultural assistance
for subsistence farmers, vaccines for preventable diseases, assistance to
orphans and vulnerable children, disaster assistance in places like Haiti, peacekeeping
forces to protect innocent civilians in troubled areas such as Sudan and the
Congo, and support to migrants and refugees fleeing conflict or persecution in
nations such as Iraq.
19) ANSWER: D)
All of the above.
temperatures, rising sea levels, and changes in rainfall are all impacts of
climate change, and they affect people living in poverty the worst, even though
these people contribute the least to climate change. In many poor countries, these
impacts of climate change have led to increasingly limited access to water,
reduced crop yields, more widespread disease, increased frequency and intensity
of natural disasters, and conflict over declining resources—making the lives of
the world's poorest people even more precarious.
20) ANSWER: A) True.
In 2008, the Census Bureau started
collecting statistics on disability status as a way to study the intersection
of poverty and disability. The data clearly demonstrate that people with
disabilities have a much more difficult time finding the resources they need to
live in dignity. In 2010, 28 percent of people with disabilities lived in
poverty, a rate over twice as high as people without a disability (12 percent).