White evangelical approval of Trump slips, but eight-in-ten say they would vote for him
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White evangelical approval of Trump slips, but eight-in-ten say they would vote for him

Via PEW Research Center Photo credit:(David Cliff/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Amid rising coronavirus cases and widespread protests over racial injustice, President Donald Trump’s approval rating has dropped among a wide range of religious groups, including white evangelical Protestants – though they remain strongly supportive. Roughly seven-in-ten white evangelical Protestants (72%) say they approve of...

Most Americans don’t see Democratic candidates as very religious
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Most Americans don’t see Democratic candidates as very religious

Via PEW Research Center Religion has been a topic of conversation during the Democratic presidential primary, and some candidates have pointed out how their religious beliefs have shaped their political positions. But Americans don’t consider the Democratic candidates to be particularly religious, according to a new Pew Research Center survey that covers four of the...

Do state laws on abortion reflect public opinion?
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Do state laws on abortion reflect public opinion?

Via PEW Research Center In 2019, lawmakers in seven states enacted laws that could, if they withstand legal challenges, ban the vast majority of abortions in those states. A new analysis by Pew Research Center shows that in these seven states, as well as others that have enacted various other restrictions on abortion, public opinion...

Many churchgoers in U.S. don’t know the political leanings of their clergy
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Many churchgoers in U.S. don’t know the political leanings of their clergy

Via PEW Research Center (Leonard Ortiz/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images) During election years, many Americans hear at least something about politics at their place of worship. But a recent Pew Research Center survey finds that churches and other houses of worship are not strongly political environments, at least according to the people in...

Globally, women are younger than their male partners, more likely to age alone
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Globally, women are younger than their male partners, more likely to age alone

Via PEW Research Center Weddings at Ouagadougou Cathedral in Burkina Faso. (Godong/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Household living arrangements around the world vary by religion, according to a new Pew Research Center study. Still, certain broad patterns are true of women and men regardless of the religion they affiliate with. On average, women are...

Among Democrats, Christians lean toward Biden, while ‘nones’ prefer Sanders
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Among Democrats, Christians lean toward Biden, while ‘nones’ prefer Sanders

Via PEW Research Center Presidential candidates on stage at the sixth Democratic primary debate. (Mario Tama/Getty Images) As Democratic presidential candidates campaign to win their party’s nomination, there is still some uncertainty about how voters from various religious groups will cast their ballots. When November rolls around, however, early indications are that preferences by religion...

U.S. churchgoers are satisfied with the sermons they hear, though content varies by religious tradition
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U.S. churchgoers are satisfied with the sermons they hear, though content varies by religious tradition

Via PEW Research Center (Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Sermons are a major part of many churchgoers’ religious experiences. But there are differences by religious tradition in how satisfied churchgoers are with what they hear from the pulpit – as well as in the length and content of those sermons, according to...

Most black adults say race is central to their identity and feel connected to a broader black community
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Most black adults say race is central to their identity and feel connected to a broader black community

Via PEW Research Center Junwanna Brisby of Anaheim waves with her children Kiara and Roosevelt during the 34th annual Orange County Black History Parade in February 2014. (Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register via Getty Images) Black History Month, which is celebrated every year in February, honors the achievements of black Americans throughout history. It’s also a...

10 facts about atheists
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10 facts about atheists

Via PEW Research Center Attendees listen to speakers at the 2012 Reason Rally in Washington, D.C. (Allison Shelley/Getty Images) Measuring atheism is complicated. Some people who describe themselves as atheists also say they believe in some kind of higher power or spiritual force. At the same time, some of those who identify with a religion...

Q&A: Why we studied American sermons and how we did it
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Q&A: Why we studied American sermons and how we did it

Via PEW Research Center Every week tens of millions of Americans listen as their religious leaders provide teaching, comfort and guidance from the pulpit. But what are they hearing? Today, Pew Research Center published “The Digital Pulpit,” its analysis of a broad swath of sermons delivered in U.S. churches during an eight-week period in 2019....

In the U.S. and Western Europe, people say they accept Muslims, but opinions are divided on Islam
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In the U.S. and Western Europe, people say they accept Muslims, but opinions are divided on Islam

Via PEW Research Center Around nine-in-ten (89%) U.S. adults say they would be willing to accept Muslims as neighbors. (Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images) The vast majority of people across 15 countries in Western Europe and in the United States say they would be willing to accept Muslims as neighbors. Slightly lower shares on both...