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Religion in Everyday Life
Highly religious Americans are happier, more involved with family and more likely to volunteer than the less religious. But they are no more likely to exercise, recycle or make socially conscious consumer choices.
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For Darwin Day, 6 facts about the evolution debate
62% of Americans say humans have evolved over time, while 34% reject evolution entirely.
Majorities in all major religious groups support requiring childhood vaccination
Still, white evangelical Protestants and religious “nones” are somewhat less likely than members of other religious groups to support a vaccine requirement.
About seven-in-ten Americans oppose overturning Roe v. Wade
More than 40 years after the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, 69% of Americans say the historic ruling should not be completely overturned.
The Muslim gender gap in educational attainment is shrinking
Muslim women have made greater educational gains than Muslim men in most regions of the world.
The education gap between Hindus in India and the West
Hindus are among the least educated of the world’s major religious groups when looked at globally, but this is not true of Hindus everywhere.
If the U.S. had 100 people: Charting Americans’ religious beliefs and practices
See a profile of American religious beliefs and practices if the country were made up of exactly 100 adults.
Pope Francis shaping a College of Cardinals that is less European
Only three of the 13 voting members of the newest cardinal-designates (those younger than 80) are from Europe.
Shared religious beliefs in marriage important to some, but not all, married Americans
Many married adults point to several factors as bigger keys to a successful marriage than shared religious beliefs.
Few Americans identify with more than one religion
While roughly one-in-five U.S. adults say they were raised by two parents with different religions, just 6% say they now identify with multiple religions.
How income varies among U.S. religious groups
Members of some religious groups on average have a higher household income than others, and those in the richest groups tend to be highly educated.