On Darwin Day, 5 facts about the evolution debate
62% of Americans say humans have evolved over time, while 34% reject evolution entirely.
5 key findings about faith and politics in the 2016 presidential race
Religion has long been entangled in America’s politics and its political campaigns.
Americans may be getting less religious, but feelings of spirituality are on the rise
The phrase “spiritual but not religious” has become widely used in recent years by some Americans who are trying to describe their religious identity.
Q&A: Why Millennials are less religious than older Americans
We sat down with Michael Hout, a professor of sociology at New York University, to examine possible reasons.
Where Christian churches, other religions stand on gay marriage
In the last two decades, several religious groups have moved to allow same-sex couples to marry within their traditions.
5 facts about the interplay between religion and science
Religion and science have often been seen as being in conflict. But are religious faith and the scientific enterprise really at odds with each other?
Who are ‘cultural Catholics’?
The share of Americans whose primary religious affiliation is Catholic has fallen somewhat in recent years, and now stands at about one-in-five. But an additional one-in-ten American adults (9%) consider themselves Catholic or partially Catholic in other ways, even though they do not self-identify as Catholic on the basis of religion.
5 questions about the contraception mandate
The Obama administration has issued its final regulations governing how the Affordable Care Act’s mandate to provide contraception coverage applies to religiously affiliated nonprofits and businesses. But the announcement has done little to quell the objections of some religious groups. As the debate over the mandate continues, here are five questions and answers about the controversy.
The 2016 GOP field has a bumper crop of Catholic candidates
Only three Roman Catholics have ever run for president on a major party ticket, and all were Democrats. But that may be about to change. So far six Catholics (including some early favorites) are running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
How the Supreme Court’s decision for gay marriage could affect religious institutions
Some legal scholars and others are trying to determine how a ruling granting same-sex couples a constitutional right to wed might affect religious institutions.