Today, most Black adults say they rely on prayer to help make major decisions, and view opposing racism as essential to their religious faith.
Half of all U.S. adults think evangelical Christians will lose influence in Washington under President Joe Biden’s new administration.
About one-fifth of those Americans who have experienced online harassment say they believe they were targeted because of their religion.
A Pew Research Center survey conducted in the summer of 2020 reveals that more Americans than people in other economically developed countries say the coronavirus outbreak has bolstered their religious faith and the faith of their compatriots.
Although Catholicism has long been one of the largest U.S. religious groups, John F. Kennedy and Joe Biden are the only Catholic presidents.
Since the establishment of the ATP, the Center has gradually migrated away from telephone polling and toward online survey administration, and since early 2019, the Center has conducted most of its U.S. polling on the ATP. This shift has major implications for the way the Center measures trends in American religion – including those from the Center’s flagship Religious Landscape Studies, which were conducted by phone in 2007 and 2014.
When it comes to religious affiliation, the 117th U.S. Congress looks similar to the previous Congress but quite different from Americans overall.
Women in 56 countries experienced social hostilities due to clothing that was deemed to violate religious or secular dress norms.
Majorities say scientific research on gene editing is a misuse – rather than an appropriate use – of technology. But public acceptance of gene editing for babies depends on how it will be used, and views often differ by age and religion.
In some countries – particularly in a segment of West and Central Africa – polygamy is frequently legal and widespread.