What Lessons Do Americans See for Humanity in the Pandemic?
A large majority of U.S. adults (86%) say there is some kind of lesson or set of lessons for humankind to learn from the pandemic, and about a third of Americans (35%) say the lessons were sent by God.
Hispanic teens enjoy religious activities with parents, but fewer view religion as ‘very important’
U.S. Hispanic teens are more likely than U.S. teens overall to identify as Catholic and say it’s necessary to believe in God to be moral.
8 facts about Catholics and politics in the U.S.
Around half of Catholic registered voters describe themselves as Republicans, while 47% identify with the Democratic Party.
10 key findings about the religious lives of U.S. teens and their parents
While teens in the United States take after their parents religiously in many ways, they stand out in some others.
U.S. Teens Take After Their Parents Religiously, Attend Services Together and Enjoy Family Rituals
American adolescents often participate at parents’ behest, and tend to be less religious in more personal, private ways.
Half of U.S. Christians say casual sex between consenting adults is sometimes or always acceptable
Among those who are religiously unaffiliated, meanwhile, the vast majority (84%) say casual sex is sometimes or always acceptable.
Will the coronavirus permanently convert in-person worshippers to online streamers? They don’t think so
Most U.S. adults say that they expect to go back to attending religious services in person as often as they did before the outbreak.
Republicans more open to in-person worship, but most oppose religious exemptions from COVID restrictions
Republicans and Democrats' opinions differ on many aspects of the outbreak, including views about religious practices during the pandemic.
Amid pandemic, Black and Hispanic worshippers more concerned about safety of in-person religious services
Black and Hispanic worshippers are less likely than their white counterparts to say they have gone to a house of worship recently.
Americans Oppose Religious Exemptions From Coronavirus-Related Restrictions
Few regular worshippers say their congregations are operating normally, and most support the precautions being taken.
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