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.
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.
Religion and Living Arrangements Around the World
Household size and composition often vary by religious affiliation, data from 130 countries and territories reveals. Muslims and Hindus have larger households than Christians and religious “nones,” influenced in part by regional norms.
U.S. Catholics less likely than Protestants to express confidence in advice from clergy
Catholics have less confidence in their clergy's advice than Protestants – and are less likely to claim a close relationship with clergy.
Republicans and Democrats agree religion’s influence is waning, but differ in their reactions
Americans agree that religion’s role in public life is ebbing. But while Republicans largely lament the trend, Democrats are split in their reactions.
Americans Have Positive Views About Religion's Role in Society, but Want It Out of Politics
A large majority of Americans feel that religion is losing influence in public life, according to a 2019 Pew Research Center survey.
For a Lot of American Teens, Religion Is a Regular Part of the Public School Day
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