5 facts about the death penalty
Voters in three states voted in support of capital punishment in 2016 despite a fall in nationwide support. Here are five facts about the death penalty.
Shared religious beliefs in marriage important to some, but not all, married Americans
Many married adults point to several factors as bigger keys to a successful marriage than shared religious beliefs.
How income varies among U.S. religious groups
Members of some religious groups on average have a higher household income than others, and those in the richest groups tend to be highly educated.
Key findings about Americans’ views on religious liberty and nondiscrimination
Our new survey focusing on contraception, same-sex marriage and transgender rights finds the public closely divided over some – though not all – of these issues.
Americans are wary of enhancements that could enable them to live longer and stronger
Despite the technological potential to help humans live longer and stronger, many U.S. adults are not ready to embrace these possibilities.
Many Americans are wary of using gene editing for human enhancement
A new gene-editing method called CRISPR exemplifies how the technology is rapidly becoming a present-day reality. Yet, Americans are wary of editing embryos, according to a survey on the broader field of “human enhancement.”
What do Americans look for in a church, and how do they find one? It depends in part on their age
At least three-quarters of adults under 30 talked to a congregation member or friend during their search, compared with just over half of those 65 or older.
Q&A: Two perspectives on human enhancement technologies and how the public views them
Christian Brugger, a professor of moral theology at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, believes that people are right to be concerned about the social impact of human enhancement. Anders Sandberg, a research fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University, thinks that, on balance, human enhancement will improve and enrich our lives.
Where major religious groups stand on abortion
Abortion is still a difficult, contentious and even unresolved issue for some religious groups.
Pope’s proclamation, like views of U.S. Catholics, indicates openness to nontraditional families
Six-in-ten Catholics say the church should allow those who are divorced and have remarried without obtaining an annulment to receive Communion, according to a 2015 Pew Research Center Survey.