By some key measures, Americans ages 18 to 29 are considerably less
religious than older Americans, according to a new report released by
the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life.
A new Pew Forum report gauges the level of religious restrictions in
198 countries due both to government actions and to acts of violence
and intimidation by private individuals, organizations and social
The religious beliefs and practices of Americans do not fit neatly into
conventional categories. According to a new report based on a recent
national survey by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion &
Public Life, large numbers of Americans engage in multiple religious
practices, blending elements of diverse traditions.
A new report based on a recent national survey finds that more than eight years after
former President George W. Bush unveiled his faith-based initiative, the
policy continues to draw broad public support.
A new report finds that a clear majority of Americans
favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to enter into legal agreements
with each other that would give them many of the same rights as married
couples, a status commonly known as civil unions.
A new, comprehensive demographic study of more than 200 countries finds
that there are 1.57 billion Muslims of all ages living in the world
today, representing 23% of an estimated 2009 world population of 6.8
A new national survey by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion
& Public Life and the Pew Research Center for the People & the
Press finds that fewer Americans express support for abortion than in
Eight years after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Americans see Muslims
as facing more discrimination inside the U.S. than other major religious
groups. Nearly six-in-ten adults say that Muslims are subject to a lot
A new poll finds that while most Catholics who have heard about the issue
support President Barack Obama's visit to Notre Dame, deep divisions
exist between the most-observant Catholics and those who are less
A new survey finds that Americans change their religious affiliation early and
often, and the reasons they give for changing—or leaving religion
altogether—differ widely depending on the origin and destination of
"Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S." is a
follow-up to the U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, conducted by the Pew
Forum in 2007 and released in 2008, which found that a remarkably high
number of people have changed their religious affiliation since
On the eve of Black History Month, the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life released a new analysis that paints a detailed religious portrait of African-Americans.
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Some Americans are having a change of heart about mixing religion and
politics. A new national survey finds a narrow majority of the public
saying that churches and other houses of worship should keep out of
political matters and not express their views on day-to-day social and
The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life today released its second
report on the U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, which finds that while
many Americans are highly religious, most are not dogmatic in their
approach to faith.
Based on interviews conducted in English and Spanish with a
representative sample of more than 35,000 adults, part two of the
Landscape Survey includes a wealth of information on the religious
beliefs and practices of the American public.
The Webby Awards have named the Pew Forum's Religion & Politics '08 one of five finalists for Best Politics Website of 2008. Religion & Politics '08 was also named an official honoree in the Religion and Spirituality category.
The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life today released the first
report of the U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, which finds that a
remarkably high number of people have changed their religious
affiliation since childhood. The report details the religious
affiliation of the American public and explores the remarkable dynamism
taking place in the U.S. religious marketplace.
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