U.S. PoliticsDecember 15, 2015

5 facts about Republicans and national security

When GOP presidential candidates meet in Las Vegas tonight for their sixth debate, terrorism, foreign policy and national security are expected to be major topics.

ReligionDecember 2, 2015

Religious groups’ policies on transgender members vary widely

Religious institutions are starting to formally address the participation of transgender people in their congregations, much as they have with the issue of accepting homosexuals.

ReligionNovember 24, 2015

In Africa, Pope Francis will find religious vibrancy and violence

The three countries on the pope’s itinerary — Uganda, Kenya and the Central African Republic — all have sizable Catholic populations. But they also have seen violent clashes in recent years.

GlobalNovember 19, 2015

U.S. public seldom has welcomed refugees into country

Public opinion data going back to the 1930s shows that generally speaking, Americans oppose large numbers of refugees entering the country.

GlobalNovember 17, 2015

In nations with significant Muslim populations, much disdain for ISIS

Most people in the countries we surveyed – including 11 countries with significant Muslim populations – had negative views of the Islamic State extremist group as of spring.

ReligionNovember 16, 2015

Church involvement varies widely among U.S. Christians

Some of the largest Christian denominations in the U.S. have relatively low levels of involvement among their members.

ReligionNovember 11, 2015

Religious ‘nones’ are not only growing, they’re becoming more secular

Religious “nones” make up 23% of U.S. adults, up from 16% in 2007. And only 27% of those “nones” are absolutely certain about God’s existence, down from 36% in 2007.

ReligionNovember 4, 2015

Americans’ faith in God may be eroding

The vast majority of Americans still believe in God, but there are strong signs that many are less certain about this belief than in years past.

ReligionNovember 3, 2015

A closer look at Seventh-day Adventists in America

Making up just 0.5% of U.S. adults, Seventh-day Adventists are extremely devout and are one of the country’s most diverse religious groups by race and ethnicity.

ReligionNovember 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.