Most Americans oppose churches choosing sides in elections
There has long been a consensus that churches should not endorse specific candidates for public office, and a current law known as the Johnson Amendment prohibits them from involvement in political campaigns.
5 facts about abortion
As the debate over abortion continues, here are five key facts about Americans’ views on the topic.
Obama used clemency power more often than any president since Truman
Obama granted clemency to more people than any U.S. president in 64 years, but he also received far more requests than any president on record.
Almost all U.S. presidents, including Trump, 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.
6 facts about faith and the inauguration
The trappings of religion have long been part of U.S. presidential inaugurations. Here are six facts on the role faith has played in inaugurations.
Faith on the Hill
The share of U.S. adults who describe themselves as Christians has been declining for decades, but the U.S. Congress is about as Christian today as it was in the early 1960s.
U.S. ends year with fewest executions since 1991
Just five states – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Missouri and Texas – accounted for all 20 executions in the U.S. in 2016.
Most say their churches remained above the electoral fray this year
Among voters who attend religious services at least once a month, relatively few say election information was made available to them in their places of worship.
How the faithful voted: A preliminary 2016 analysis
The 2016 presidential exit polling reveals little change in the political alignments of U.S. religious groups.
Deep divides between, within parties on public debates about LGBT issues
Contentious debates have emerged on whether wedding business must offer service to same-sex couples, and over use of public restrooms by transgender people.