Fact Tank Jan. 5, 2016

5 facts about guns in the United States

Americans have shown broad and consistent support for expanded background checks for gun purchasers, but this has proven more contentious in practice than in principle. And the GOP holds a slight advantage over the Democratic Party in reflecting the public’s views about gun control.

Fact Tank Dec. 21, 2015

Where Christian churches, other religions stand on gay marriage

In the last two decades, several religious groups have moved to allow same-sex couples to marry within their traditions.

Fact Tank Dec. 18, 2015

Most U.S. Christian groups grow more accepting of homosexuality

Acceptance of homosexuality is rising across the broad spectrum of American Christianity, including among members of churches that strongly oppose homosexual relationships as sinful.

Fact Tank Dec. 11, 2015

Patriotic, honest and selfish: How Americans describe … Americans

Americans pull no punches when assessing the strengths and weaknesses of their fellow citizens.

Dec. 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.

Fact Tank Nov. 24, 2015

For most Americans, Thanksgiving isn’t the only time for thankfulness

A large majority of Americans (78%) feel a strong sense of gratitude or thankfulness on a weekly basis, while only 6% of Americans say they seldom or never experience these feelings.

Fact Tank Oct. 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.

Fact Tank Oct. 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.

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Internet & Tech Oct. 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 & Tech Oct. 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.