ReligionApr 8, 2016

On abortion, persistent divides between – and within – the two parties

As Americans await a decision in the Supreme Court’s first abortion case in years, a slim majority (56%) now think abortion should be legal in all or most cases. About four-in-ten (41%) say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases. The balance of opinion on this issue has ticked back toward support for […]

ReligionApr 4, 2016

Trump has benefited from evangelicals’ support, but he’s not the first choice of the most committed

White evangelical Republicans who attend church regularly are most heavily concentrated in the Ted Cruz camp.

ReligionMar 14, 2016

Exit polls and the evangelical vote: A closer look

As Donald Trump has racked up big wins among self-described “born-again or evangelical” Christians in many of the early primaries, some religious leaders, political analysts and researchers have questioned whether many of these self-described evangelicals actually are evangelical Christians.

ReligionFeb 25, 2016

A closer look at religion in the Super Tuesday states

Looking at the religious makeup of individual states, and at each party’s potential voters within a particular state, can help in understanding the electoral landscape.

ReligionFeb 23, 2016

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.

ReligionFeb 12, 2016

Almost all U.S. presidents have been Christians

Most of the U.S. presidents have been openly religious, with many belonging to some of the country’s most prominent Protestant denominations. The next largest group of presidents were affiliated with the Presbyterian Church.

ReligionJan 28, 2016

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.

ReligionJan 27, 2016

Faith and the 2016 Campaign

GOP contender Donald Trump is not widely viewed as religious, even among Republicans. And the share of Americans who say Hillary Clinton is not a religious person has risen sharply since she first ran for president eight years ago.

ReligionJan 27, 2016

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.

ReligionNov 3, 2015

U.S. Public Becoming Less Religious

There has been a modest drop in overall rates of belief in God and participation in religious practices. But religiously affiliated Americans are as observant as before.