Nov 1, 2013

Vatican will seek Catholics’ input on wide range of family issues

The Vatican plans to ask a range of questions on topics related to the family, including divorce, artificial contraception and same-sex marriage.

Oct 30, 2013

18% of Americans say they’ve seen a ghost

An even greater share – 29% – say they have felt in touch with someone who has already died.

Oct 23, 2013

5 facts about atheists

Here’s what we know about self-described atheists and their beliefs.

Oct 11, 2013

5 facts about the hajj

The annual Muslim hajj (pilgrimage) to Mecca is underway, and more than a million pilgrims already have entered Saudi Arabia from abroad. These are five important facts about the hajj.

Oct 8, 2013

Big majority of Mormons (including women) oppose women in priesthood

Mormon leaders recently reaffirmed their position that women should not be eligible for the priesthood – a position supported by a majority of Mormons.

Oct 4, 2013

Most U.S. Jews believe two-state solution is possible, but many doubt leaders’ efforts are sincere

American Jews are skeptical that either Israeli or Palestinian leaders are making a sincere effort to reach a peace settlement.

Oct 3, 2013

More white evangelicals than American Jews say God gave Israel to the Jewish people

A majority of white evangelicals believe God gave the land of Israel to the Jewish people, compared with 40% of American Jews who believe the same.

Oct 2, 2013

How many Jews are there in the United States?

The number of Jews in the U.S. depends on how one defines a Jew.

Sep 19, 2013

Majority of U.S. Catholics’ opinions run counter to church on contraception, homosexuality

Three-quarters of U.S. Catholics say the church should permit birth control, about half favor same-sex marriage and just a third (33%) say homosexual behavior is a sin.

Sep 17, 2013

Putin’s concerns about extremism shared by other Russians

Vladimir Putin’s op-ed in The New York Times explaining his reasons for opposing U.S. military action against the Syrian regime also touched on worries within his own borders.