<i>One in every 33 women who attend worship services regularly has been the target of sexual advances by a religious leader, according to a survey released Wednesday.
The study, by researchers at Baylor University, found that the problem is so pervasive that it almost certainly involves a wide range of denominations and religious traditions and a wide range of spiritual leaders.</i>Let's do a little math. 1/33 = 3%
In what world does 3% make a pervasive problem?
Abuse of power? Yeah, I'm against that. Using your position to manipulate others? I'm against that, too. Getting worried over 3%? No.
Let's dig deeper. If one womanizer hits on ten women in a year, over a 30 year career, he hits on 300 women. Just a few womanizers can make it look like many clergy are frothing sex maniacs. That makes the 1/33 number fairly useless as a metric.
As research goes, this appears quite sloppy. And when an English Major criticizes your math and your methods, you know that something is horribly wrong with your conclusion.