One-in-five Americans report sharing their religious faith on social networks like Facebook and Twitter in an average week, about the same percentage that tune in to religious talk radio, watch religious TV programs or listen to Christian rock music.
Exit poll data from the 2014 midterm elections finds the GOP made inroads among some religious constituencies that traditionally have not been as supportive of Republican candidates.
A new Pew Research survey finds that many Americans support a role for religion in the political arena and lament what they see as religion’s declining influence in society. Here are five key takeaways.
Nearly three-quarters of Americans now think religion is losing influence in American life, and most who say this also see it as a bad thing. Perhaps as a consequence, a growing share of the public wants religion to play a role in U.S. politics.
While there have been several controversial issues since 2010 at the intersection of religion and politics, there has been more stability than change among major religious groups' voting preferences.
The U.S. public is evenly split in its view of the Supreme Court decision ruling that some for-profit corporations have religious rights and can opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate.
A new Pew Research analysis finds that 30 of the world’s countries (15%) belong to a unique group of nations that call for their heads of state to have a particular religious affiliation.
Most Christians would be unhappy if a family member married an atheist.
Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Jordan, the West Bank and Israel this weekend, a region where the Christian population is in flux and where Francis has expressed concern about their well-being.
Three-quarters of American adults say that immigrants living in the United States illegally should be able to stay. Catholics as a whole closely resemble the general public on this view, though Hispanic Catholics are much more supportive than non-Hispanic white Catholics. Majorities of other religious groups also support allowing undocumented immigrants to remain in the country.