South Carolina valedictorian reignites debate on prayer in school
Earlier this month, the valedictorian at Liberty (S.C.) High School ripped up his prepared graduation speech, which had been approved by school officials, and instead recited the Lord’s Prayer at the public school’s graduation ceremony. According to CNN, Roy Costner IV said he was trying to make a statement that “taking prayer out of schools [...]
A new nationally-representative survey of 1,197 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults finds that the overwhelming share say society has become more accepting of them in the past decade, but about half say there is still a lot of discrimination.
Americans less accepting of homosexuality than other westerners – religion may be one reason
In recent years, same-sex marriage has been legalized in some parts of the United States and in 15 countries worldwide, in part because of the public’s changing views about the subject and because of increasing acceptance of homosexuality. But these shifts aren’t universal. When the Pew Research Center surveyed the publics in 39 countries this [...]
Less Acceptance of Homosexuality in More Religious Countries
Explore the relationship between a country’s acceptance of homosexuality and its religiosity in this interactive.
Muslims and the Internet
Around the world, Muslims who use the internet are much more likely than other Muslims to have a favorable opinion of Western movies, music and television.
After Boston, Little Changes in Views of Islam and Violence
The public is split on whether Islam is more likely than other religions to encourage violence among its believers, but there are sizable partisan, demographic and religious differences in views of Islam and violence.
The World’s Muslims
A new global survey of Muslims shows they are deeply committed to their faith and want its teachings to shape not only their personal lives but also their societies and politics.
Infographic: The World’s Muslims
Highlights from the report “The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society”
U.S. Catholics Express Favorable Views of Pope
Pope Francis is viewed much more favorably by U.S. Catholics than Pope Benedict XVI was during the early days of his pontificate.
Views of the Catholic Church’s Problems and Contributions
U.S. Catholics see sex abuse as the church’s most important problem and charity as its most important contribution.