Like U.S. adults overall, the majority of U.S. Catholics say abortion should be legal – at least in some cases.
White Christians continue to favor Trump over Biden, but support has slipped
President Trump continues to be White Christians’ preferred candidate, but support among voters in three traditions has slipped since August.
Religiously unaffiliated people more likely than those with a religion to lean left, accept homosexuality
In most of the 18 countries analyzed, religiously unaffiliated adults were more likely to say homosexuality should be accepted by society.
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.
Americans Oppose Religious Exemptions From Coronavirus-Related Restrictions
Few regular worshippers say their congregations are operating normally, and most support the precautions being taken.
The Global God Divide
A median of 45% across 34 surveyed countries say it is necessary to believe in God to be moral and have good values. However, public opinion on this question, as well as the role of God, prayer and religion varies by country, region and economic development.
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