White evangelicals overwhelming voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election, and their support has continued into his presidency.
The vast majority of the nation’s federal lawmakers (91%) describe themselves as Christians, compared with 71% of U.S. adults who say the same.
While most Americans disapprove of Donald Trump’s recent refugee policy, there is a sizable divide on the issue among major religious groups.
There has long been a consensus that churches should not endorse specific candidates for public office, and a current law known as the Johnson Amendment prohibits them from involvement in political campaigns.
Obama granted clemency to more people than any U.S. president in 64 years, but he also received far more requests than any president on record.
Most of the U.S. presidents have been openly religious, with many belonging to some of the country’s most prominent Protestant denominations.
The trappings of religion have long been part of U.S. presidential inaugurations. Here are six facts on the role faith has played in inaugurations.
The share of U.S. adults who describe themselves as Christians has been declining for decades, but the U.S. Congress is about as Christian today as it was in the early 1960s.
Just five states – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Missouri and Texas – accounted for all 20 executions in the U.S. in 2016.
Among voters who attend religious services at least once a month, relatively few say election information was made available to them in their places of worship.