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Religious Makeup of New Congress Looks Familiar

PEW RESEARCH CENTERAnna Schiller When it comes to religious affiliation, the 117th U.S. Congress looks similar to the previous Congress but quite different from Americans overall. While about a quarter (26%) of U.S. adults are religiously unaffiliated – describing themselves as atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular” – just one member of the new Congress (Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz.) identifies

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Pew Center: Government Restrictions on Religion Rise, Social Hostilities Fall

From the Pew Research Center Government restrictions on religion rose to a record high in 2018, while religion-related social hostilities fell slightly but remained near peak levels, according to Pew Research Center’s 11th annual study of restrictions on religion. Restrictions by governments include official laws and actions that curtail religious beliefs and practices, while social hostilities encompass everything from religion-related armed

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Pew Research Center Survey Profiles 2020 Electorate

The Pew Research Center posted a roundup of recent findings that break down the 2020 electorate politically, demographically and religiously. To read the entire report, click here. An excerpt follows. “The United States holds a presidential election every four years, but it’s not just the candidates and issues that change from one campaign cycle to the next. The electorate itself

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Global Divide on Homosexuality Persists

Editor’s Note: The following report was published by the Pew Research Center, based on findings from its survey conducted in 2019. Excerpts are posted below. Click here to read entire report, with graphic designs. BY JACOB POUSHTER AND NICHOLAS KENT Despite major changes in laws and norms surrounding the issue of same-sex marriage and the rights of LGBT people around the world, public opinion on the

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Majority of Black Americans say sermons should address political topics, Pew Research Survey Finds

Anna Schiller Communications ManagerPew Research Center For black Americans, faith and racial justice have long intersected. Throughout history, houses of worship served as central gathering places where black communities discussed political issues and civic action. Given that tradition, black Americans and white Americans have differing views on the role that political topics such as race relations and criminal justice reform

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