For 25% of students, religion class useless
Survey shows ethical debate dominates08 October, 15:54
In fact, an entire class at a school in Genoa asked to be exempt from taking the religious studies course, says the survey conducted by Skuola.net.
Some students also complained that the course was a waste of tax dollars and one in four students said they treated the hour devoted to religious class as a free period.
The study also found that three in every five students said that religious class time was usually spent discussing such ethical issues as suicide, abortion and euthanasia.