Among Democrats, Christians lean toward Biden, while ‘nones’ prefer Sanders
Early indications are that candidate preferences by religion will be familiar in November – and closely linked to each group’s party leanings.
U.S. churchgoers are satisfied with the sermons they hear, though content varies by religious tradition
There are differences by religious tradition in how satisfied churchgoers are with what they hear from the pulpit.
What Americans Know About the Holocaust
Most U.S. adults know what the Holocaust was and approximately when it happened, but fewer than half can correctly answer multiple-choice questions about the number of Jews who were murdered or the way Adolf Hitler came to power, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
Do state laws on abortion reflect public opinion?
Majorities in four of the seven states that enacted strict new abortion laws in 2019 say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases.
Many churchgoers in U.S. don’t know the political leanings of their clergy
Among U.S. adults who attend services a few times a year or more, 45% say they’re not sure whether their clergy are Democrats or Republicans.
Globally, women are younger than their male partners, more likely to age alone
Globally, women are younger than their male partners. They also are more likely to age alone and to live in single-parent households.
Many Catholics in Latin America – including a majority in Brazil – support allowing priests to marry
In Brazil – home to the world’s largest Catholic population – a majority of Catholics are in favor of allowing priests to marry.
U.S. has changed in key ways in the past decade, from tech use to demographics
Among the changes: Smartphones and social media became the norm, church attendance fell, and same-sex marriage and legalizing marijuana gained support.
Q&A: Why we studied American sermons and how we did it
Dennis Quinn, computational social scientist, explains how our analysis of sermons came together and the challenges that arise when religion meets big data.
The Digital Pulpit: A Nationwide Analysis of Online Sermons
This Pew Research Center analysis harnesses computational techniques to identify, collect and analyze the sermons that U.S. churches livestream or share on their websites each week.
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