A new national survey by the Pew Research Center for
the People & the Press and the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion
& Public Life finds signs of public uneasiness with the mixing of religion
and politics. The number of people who say there has been too much religious
talk by political leaders stands at an all-time high since the Pew Research
Center began asking the question more than a decade ago. And most Americans
continue to say that churches and other houses of worship should keep out of
A new national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People &
the Press and the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life finds that a
substantial and growing number of Americans say that Barack Obama is a
Muslim, while the proportion saying he is a Christian has declined. More
than a year and a half into his presidency, a plurality of the public
says they do not know what religion Obama follows.
With the midterm elections coming up in the fall, the Pew Research
Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life has released a new Web
feature, "Religion & Politics 2010," which provides a variety of
election resources for reporters.
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
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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
Events of the past year, including the presidential campaign's focus on
religion and politics, attention given to Attorney General Ashcroft's
religious convictions, and President Bush's establishment of the White
House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, illustrate that
the role of religion in public life is no longer an underlying
A diverse group of religious and civic organizations have issued a report, In Good Faith: A Dialogue on Funding Faith-Based Social Services, discussing ways in which the government and religious groups may work together to serve those in need.
A discussion among political and religious leaders with differing views
on the role of faith-based organizations in the delivery of social
services will be moderated by Forum co-chair E.J. Dionne, Jr.
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