U.S. religious groups and their political leanings
Mormons are the most heavily Republican-leaning religious group in the U.S., while a pair of major historically black Protestant denominations are two of the most reliably Democratic groups.
What voters want in a president today, and how their views have changed
The presidential nomination contests are heating up and both parties’ 2016 fields have narrowed. And since it’s also Presidents Day weekend, it’s a good time to consider what voters want in a president, regardless of which candidate they may support.
Concern for Christians in the Middle East helps drive historic meeting between Catholic, Orthodox leaders
A historic event within global Christianity is set to take place Friday as Pope Francis meets Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill in Cuba – the first-ever meeting between the leaders of the Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches since the Orthodox tradition broke away from Catholicism nearly 1,000 years ago.
A snapshot of Catholics in Mexico, Pope Francis’ next stop
Mexico is home to not only the largest Spanish-speaking population in the world, but one of the biggest Catholic populations, too.
Is Hillary Clinton religious? Republicans and Democrats have far different views
If Hillary Clinton ends up being the Democratic Party’s nominee for president, her politics won’t be the only thing many Republicans and Democrats disagree about during the coming campaign.
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.
A new estimate of the U.S. Muslim population
Pew Research Center estimates that there were about 3.3 million Muslims of all ages living in the United States in 2015. This means that Muslims made up about 1% of the total U.S. population.
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