Religion Apr. 1, 2008

An Overview of the Same-Sex Marriage Debate

The controversy ignited by the Massachusetts High Court ruling allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry continues to rage in state courts and legislatures as well as in churches across the nation.

Religion Mar. 27, 2008

A Portrait of American Catholics on the Eve of Pope Benedict’s Visit

When Pope Benedict XVI arrives in the U.S. on April 15, he will be greeted by a flock that is undergoing rapid ethnic and demographic changes.

Religion Mar. 7, 2008

Voting Religiously

Pew Forum’s John Green discusses the role that religious and unaffiliated voters played on March 4 and could play in coming Democratic primaries and whether false rumors about Obama’s faith could hurt his chances.

Religion Mar. 4, 2008

Relativism vs. Fundamentalism: Is There a Middle Ground?

In a Pew Forum event, eminent sociologist of religion Peter Berger sets forth his view that doubt is ultimately a key element of religious faith in liberal democracies.

Religion Feb. 25, 2008

The U.S. Religious Landscape Survey Reveals a Fluid and Diverse Pattern of Faith

A new survey including interviews with more than 35,000 Americans finds that more than one-quarter of adults (28%) have left the faith in which they were raised in favor of another religion — or no religion at all.

Religion Feb. 8, 2008

Does McCain Need Evangelical Voters?

Sizeable numbers of white evangelical Protestants are already part of McCain’s coalition despite opposition from some religious conservatives. On the Democratic side, Clinton will need to mobilize black Protestants while Obama has not connected with Jewish voters.

Religion Jan. 31, 2008

The Faith Factor at the Polls

John Green: “Virtually every religious community one can think of is important in at least one of the states with an election on Super Tuesday.”

Religion Jan. 24, 2008

Will Evangelical Voters Rally Around a Single Candidate in 2008?

As voting patterns and preferences among evangelicals have become more fluid, their electoral impact may extend beyond the primaries and affect both parties in November. Two experts from the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life discuss this critical voting bloc.