Elizabeth Podrebarac Sciupac is a research associate at Pew Research Center. She contributes to the Center’s domestic religion polls. Sciupac holds a master’s degree in international relations and conflict resolution from The George Washington University. She is a contributing author of many Pew Research Center reports, including “America’s Changing Religious Landscape,” “Religion in Everyday Life,” “The Shifting Religious Identity of Latinos in the United States” and “A Portrait of Jewish Americans.”
How religious groups voted in the midterm elections
White evangelical or born-again Christians backed GOP candidates for the House at about the same rate in 2014. Religious “nones” and Jewish voters again largely backed Democratic candidates.
U.S. Catholics offer wide range of answers when asked about Francis’ most notable action as pope
About one-in-ten U.S. Catholics say Pope Francis’ most notable action has been showing humility and setting a good Christian example, while an equal share credited Francis with opening up the church and making it more accepting.
The share of Americans who leave Islam is offset by those who become Muslim
About a quarter of adults who were raised Muslim no longer identify as members of the faith. But Islam gains about as many converts as it loses.
Muslims more likely than Americans overall to say blacks lack equal rights in U.S.
Two-thirds of Muslims in the United States say the country needs to continue making changes to give blacks equal rights with whites.
U.S. Muslims are religiously observant, but open to multiple interpretations of Islam
For American Muslims, being highly religious does not necessarily translate into acceptance of traditional notions of Islam.
Support for gay marriage up among black Protestants in last year, flat among white evangelicals
New Pew Research Center data from 2014 show that just within the past year, growing shares of some Christian groups favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry.
‘You don’t have to be Jewish…’
A major new Pew Research Center survey of American Jews includes an analysis of the views and characteristics of non-Jewish people with a “Jewish affinity.”