Feature | Aug 6, 2013
How Long Do You Want To Live?

With falling birthrates and rising life expectancies, the U.S. population is rapidly aging. Research aimed at unlocking the secrets of aging is underway at universities and corporate labs, and some biomedical researchers think future medical treatments might be able to slow, stop or reverse the aging process and allow people to live decades longer than […]

Report | Aug 6, 2013
Religious Leaders’ Views on Radical Life Extension

No religious group in the United States has released an official statement on radical life extension. However, here are brief summaries of how some clergy, bioethicists and other scholars from 18 major American religious groups say their traditions might approach this evolving issue.

Jul 31, 2013
Pew Forum Renamed as “Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project”

Washington, D.C. — The Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life has been renamed the “Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project.” It also relaunched its website, which has been integrated into the main Pew Research Center site and redesigned to be more accessible and easier to use on mobile devices. While […]

Report | Jul 18, 2013
Brazil’s Changing Religious Landscape

As young Catholics gather in Brazil, awaiting Pope Francis' visit in celebration of World Youth Day, an analysis of census data finds that the share of Brazil’s population that identifies as Catholic has been dropping steadily in recent decades. Over the same period, the percentage of Brazilians who belong to Protestant churches has been rising.

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