ReligionOctober 26, 2015

Most U.S. Catholics hope for change in church rule on divorce, Communion

62% of U.S. Catholics think the church should allow Catholics who have been divorced and remarried without an annulment to receive Communion.

ReligionOctober 26, 2015

Half of all church fires in past 20 years were arsons

Of the 4,705 reported fire incidents at houses of worship between 1996 and 2015, 2,378, or 51%, have been ruled intentional.

ReligionOctober 22, 2015

5 facts about the interplay between religion and science

Religion and science have often been seen as being in conflict. But are religious faith and the scientific enterprise really at odds with each other?

ScienceOctober 22, 2015

Are science and religion in conflict with each other?

A majority of the public says science and religion often conflict, but fewer say science conflicts with their own beliefs. And highly religious Americans are less likely than others to see conflict between faith and science.

Internet & TechOctober 22, 2015

Religion and Science

A majority of the public says science and religion often conflict, but people’s sense that they do seems to have less to do with their own religious beliefs than their perception of others’ beliefs.

ReligionOctober 5, 2015

California legalizes assisted suicide amid growing support for such laws

Two-thirds of Americans say doctors should be allowed by law to assist patients who are terminally ill and living in severe pain to commit suicide.

ReligionSeptember 25, 2015

What’s a sin? Catholics don’t always agree with their church

Almost nine-in-ten U.S. Catholics believe that some actions are offensive to God, but many American Catholics don’t agree with church teachings on what constitutes sinful behavior.

ReligionSeptember 24, 2015

5 facts about Communion and American Catholics

Pope Francis will celebrate Mass on an enormous scale Sunday, with 2 million people expected to gather on a mile-long parkway in downtown Philadelphia. We gathered key facts about Communion and U.S. Catholics for the occasion.

ReligionSeptember 21, 2015

Among Catholics, fewer Latinos than whites seek changes to the church

On a variety of issues – such as recognizing gay marriages and determining eligibility for Holy Communion – Latino Catholics tend to be more aligned with the church than are white Catholics.

ReligionSeptember 21, 2015

A closer look at Catholics in Washington, New York and Philadelphia

On his first papal trip to the U. S., Pope Francis will visit three Northeastern cities that are within a few hundred miles of each other. But while New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., may be geographically close, their Catholic populations look different from one another in several ways.