Support for death penalty drops among Americans
More than half of Americans favor the death penalty for persons convicted of murder, down from 78% in 1996.
Few in LGBT community see pro sports as friendly
Just 4% of LGBT adults in the U.S. said that professional sports leagues are friendly toward LGBT people.
Sochi Olympics shine spotlight on Russia’s Muslim population
Obama advocates for global religious freedom at a time of high restrictions
About two-thirds of the world’s population lives in countries with high or very high government restrictions on religion.
Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham: Are evolution and religion at odds?
Religion and evolution will take center stage Tuesday evening in Petersburg, Ky., home of the Creation Museum and the site of a debate between Ken Ham, the museum’s founder, and Bill Nye. The topic: “Is creation a viable model of origins in today’s modern scientific era?”
Pope Francis moves beyond Europe with first class of cardinals
5 facts about Americans’ views on life-and-death issues
From the morality of suicide to personal preferences for end-of-life care.
It’s not just kids who are excited about a visit from Santa
One-in-five adults who don’t have kids that believe in Santa still plan on a visit from Santa this year.
What do Americans like least about Christmas? Follow the money.
A third of Americans say commercialism is what they like least about the holidays.
Eastern and Western Europe divided over gay marriage, homosexuality
Recent developments in Croatia and Scotland highlight a stark divide between Eastern and Western Europe on the topic of same-sex marriage.