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Americans Disagree Over Ways to Reduce Number of Abortions

A Supreme Court ruling on Friday, June 24, overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade decision that legalized abortion. A day before that ruling, the Pew Research Center posted an article by Justin Nortey about the disagreement among adults in the United States over whether more restrictive laws are an effective way to reduce the number of abortions. The story

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Pew Center: U.S. Views Changing on Israelis and Palestinians

BY BECKA A. ALPERPew Research Center In recent years, U.S. public opinion has become modestly more positive toward both sides in the Israel-Palestinian conflict, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Overall, Americans continue to express more positive feelings toward the Israeli people than toward the Palestinian people – and to rate the Israeli government more favorably than the Palestinian

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Pew Center: American Views on Abortion

Pew Research CenterMedia Contact: Kelsey Beveridge kbeveridge@pewresearch.org  WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 6, 2022) – As the country approaches what could be a watershed moment in the history of abortion laws and policies, relatively few Americans on either side of the debate take an absolutist view on the legality of abortion – either supporting or opposing it at all times, regardless of

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Pew Center: Americans Pray Less

Pew Research CenterNews release The United States celebrates National Day of Prayer May 5, a day Congress set aside in 1952 for Americans “to turn to God in prayer and meditation.” Pew Research Center surveys indicate that the frequency of prayer among Americans has declined in recent years.  Fewer than half of U.S. adults (45%) say they pray on a daily basis, according

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Pew Center: Americans Trust Clergy on COVID Vaccine Advice

By ANNA SCHILLER Pew Research Center As houses of worship continue to reopen, most U.S. adults who regularly attend religious services voice confidence in their clergy to provide guidance on the coronavirus vaccines – and far more say they have heard their pastor, priest, rabbi or imam encourage people to get vaccinated than have heard their clergy raise doubts about

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Pew Research Survey: Global Social Hostilities Toward Religion Down, Governmental Hostilities Peak

Pew Research Center By SAMIRAH MAJUMDAR Social hostilities around the world involving religion declined in 2019 to the lowest level in five years, while government restrictions on religion remained at a peak, according to Pew Research Center’s 12th annual global study of restrictions on religion. The Center’s study analyzes 198 countries and territories and is based on policies and events in

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Muslims Still Face Negativity in U.S.

By BESHEER MOHAMEDPew Research Center An unprecedented amount of public attention focused on Muslim Americans in the wake of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The U.S. Muslim population has grown in the two decades since, but it is still the case that many Americans know little about Islam or Muslims, and views toward Muslims have become increasingly polarized along political lines.

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Survey: Religion Played Role in 2020 Elections

The Pew Research Center conducted a survey of voters in the 2020 elections and the findings weren’t surprising. Similar to past elections, religion played an important role in the 2020 U.S. presidential contest: Republican candidate Donald Trump continued to garner strong support from White evangelical Protestants, while Black Protestants and the religiously unaffiliated backed the Democratic candidate and eventual winner, President

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