Jul. 2, 2015

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.

Jun. 25, 2015

Same-sex marriage makes some legal gains in Latin America

While laws allowing same-sex marriage have become more common in European countries and in U.S. states, gay marriage advocates also have gained ground in some parts of Latin America. Most recently, the Mexican Supreme Court issued a ruling making it much easier for gay and lesbian couples to wed.

Jun. 24, 2015

Jindal followed a rare path, from Hinduism to Catholicism

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a newly declared Republican candidate for president, is hoping to attract support from conservative evangelical Christian voters. Jindal himself is a Catholic, and, as the son of immigrants from Hindu-majority India, was raised in the Hindu faith.

Jun. 17, 2015

U.S. Catholics less positive toward pope on environment, sex abuse scandal than other issues

55% of Catholics rated Francis positively on addressing sex abuse, and 53% gave him high marks on environmental issues. But these were two out of nine areas in which Francis drew the least positive ratings.

Jun. 11, 2015

5 facts about abortion

Public opinion on abortion has held relatively steady over the years, with Americans roughly divided on the issue.

Jun. 9, 2015

Where Europe stands on gay marriage and civil unions

Ireland is the 14th European nation to change its laws to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed.

May. 22, 2015

Mormons more likely to marry, have more children than other U.S. religious groups

Two-thirds (66%) of U.S. Mormon adults are currently married, down slightly from 71% in 2007 – but still high compared with current rates among Christians overall (52%) and U.S. adults overall (48%).

May. 18, 2015

Mainline Protestants make up shrinking number of U.S. adults

In recent years, the share of Americans who identify with mainline Protestantism has been shrinking significantly, a trend driven partly by generational change.

May. 13, 2015

A closer look at America’s rapidly growing religious ‘nones’

The growth of the religiously unaffiliated in the U.S. is occurring across genders, generations and racial and ethnic groups.

May. 12, 2015

Millennials increasingly are driving growth of ‘nones’

The 35% of Millennials who do not identify with a religion is double the share of unaffiliated Baby Boomers (17%) and more than three times the share of members of the Silent generation (11%).