Religion Dec. 18, 2007

Science in America: Religious Belief and Public Attitudes

The combination of widespread religious commitment and leadership in science and technology greatly enlarges the potential for conflict between faith and science in the U.S.

Religion Oct. 10, 2007

The Right-to-Die Debate and the Tenth Anniversary of Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act

Similar measures considered in several other states have failed in the state legislature or at the ballot box, while polls show the country still divided on the issue.

Religion Aug. 27, 2007

How the Public Resolves Conflicts Between Faith and Science

Polls show that Americans have a healthy respect for science. But what happens when scientific findings conflict with religious beliefs? In the case of evolution, religious people, who make up a majority of Americans, rely primarily on their faith for answers.

Religion Jun. 13, 2007

The Darwin Debate

Twenty years after a landmark Supreme Court decision, Americans are still fighting over the teaching of creationism and other alternatives to evolution in the nation’s schools.

Religion May. 16, 2007

An Evolving Debate about Evolution

The evolution controversy, traditionally a state and local issue, has vaulted into the national political arena, making a surprise appearance at the first Republican presidential candidate debate on May 3 and garnering a large amount of press attention