Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis

Pew Research CenterDecember 19, 2007

The Death Penalty in America

Religious communities have been deeply involved on both sides of the capital punishment issue. As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments in a case challenging use of lethal injection, a Pew Forum special report examines the history of the death penalty, arguments before the court and public opinion.

Pew Research CenterDecember 18, 2007

Science in America: Religious Belief and Public Attitudes

The combination of widespread religious commitment and leadership in science and technology greatly enlarges the potential for conflict between faith and science in the U.S.

Pew Research CenterDecember 12, 2007

South Korea’s Coming Election Highlights Christian Community

The fact that the presidential frontrunner is a Protestant Church leader highlights the growing numbers, influence and religious intensity of South Korea’s Christians.

Pew Research CenterDecember 3, 2007

Religion and Secularism: The American Experience

Professor Wilfred McClay argues that America’s particular brand of secularism, together with some features of Christianity, have produced a unique if imperfect mingling of religion and government in the country’s public life.

Pew Research CenterNovember 7, 2007

Religious Groups’ Presidential Candidate Preferences

A new analysis of recent surveys show Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani as the preferred candidates among key religious groups. Giuliani, though, garners considerably less support from white evangelical Protestants than he does from white mainline Protestants and white Catholics.

Pew Research CenterNovember 1, 2007

Faith and the Public Dialogue: A Conversation with Sen. John Kerry

At a Pew Forum event, the Massachusetts Democrat candidly discusses the propriety of public inquiry into politicians’ religious beliefs and lessons learned from his 2004 presidential bid.

Pew Research CenterOctober 24, 2007

The Free Exercise Clause and the Parameters of Religious Liberty

An expert on law and religion discusses concrete examples of protected religious expression – must the sheik remove his turban when boarding a plane?

Pew Research CenterOctober 24, 2007

A Delicate Balance: The Free Exercise Clause and the Supreme Court

More than a century of court decisions in this area have forged a ragged path from one extreme to the other, with permutations in between.

Pew Research CenterOctober 15, 2007

A Portrait of Republican Social-Issue Voters

Though much courted by GOP candidates, the impact of this voting bloc on the presidential nominating process remains unclear.

Pew Research CenterOctober 10, 2007

The Right-to-Die Debate and the Tenth Anniversary of Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act

Similar measures considered in several other states have failed in the state legislature or at the ballot box, while polls show the country still divided on the issue.