Among churches that posted their sermons, homilies or worship services online between Aug. 31 and Nov. 8, 2020, two-thirds posted at least one message from the pulpit mentioning the election. But discussion varied considerably among the four major Christian groups included in this analysis.
When it comes to choosing a house of worship, most Black Americans don’t prioritize denominational labels.
Nearly all Black Americans believe in God or a higher power. But what type of God do they have in mind?
The vast majority of religiously unaffiliated Black Americans believe in God and about half pray regularly, although few attend services.
Majorities of Black adults say predominantly Black churches have done at least some to help Black Americans.
Black American religious life is diverse, encompassing a wide range of religious affiliations, worship practices and beliefs.
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.
President Trump continues to be White Christians’ preferred candidate, but support among voters in three traditions has slipped since August.