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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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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.
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.
6 facts about U.S. Mormons
Mormons place a very high value on good parenting and a successful marriage, and they are among the most involved in their congregations of any Christian faith.
The factors driving the growth of religious ‘nones’ in the U.S.
The share of Americans who do not identify with a religious group is surely growing, but there are differing ideas about the factors driving this trend.
Video: The Scientific and Ethical Elements of Human Enhancement
Human enhancement may be just around the corner. How do Americans view these emerging technologies that may one day enhance our human capabilities?
Many Americans are wary of using gene editing for human enhancement
A new gene-editing method called CRISPR exemplifies how the technology is rapidly becoming a present-day reality. Yet, Americans are wary of editing embryos, according to a survey on the broader field of “human enhancement.”