ReligionNovember 14, 2016

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.

ReligionOctober 27, 2016

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.

ReligionOctober 11, 2016

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.

ReligionSeptember 28, 2016

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.

ReligionSeptember 13, 2016

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.

ScienceAugust 26, 2016

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.”

ReligionAugust 23, 2016

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.

ScienceJuly 27, 2016

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.

ReligionJune 21, 2016

Where major religious groups stand on abortion

Abortion is still a difficult, contentious and even unresolved issue for some religious groups.

ReligionApril 8, 2016

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.