Jeanie Groh

Jeanie Groh is an author at Religion News Service.

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What won, what lost on 2012 state ballot measures

By Jeanie Groh — November 7, 2012

(RNS) Here's a quick tour of selected state ballot measures from the 2012 elections. By Jeanie Groh.

Study: Muslims and Hindus less likely to have premarital sex

By Jeanie Groh — October 26, 2012

RNS) Although most major religions discourage sex outside of marriage, Muslims and Hindus are more likely to abstain from extramarital sex than Christians and Jews, according to a new study. By Jeanie Groh.

Family Research Council shooter charged with terrorism

By Jeanie Groh — October 25, 2012

WASHINGTON (RNS) A federal grand jury added terrorism to the list of charges faced by the Virginia man who was indicted in the shooting of a security guard at the conservative Family Research Council's Washington offices. By Jeanie Groh.

Poll: Most Americans don’t mind religious athletes

By Jeanie Groh — October 3, 2012

(RNS) A new study shows that fewer than one in five Americans is bothered by expressions of religious faith from athletes both on and off the field. By Jeanie Groh.

Poll: Most Americans don’t think Scientology is a religion

By Jeanie Groh — October 2, 2012

WASHINGTON (RNS) Seventy percent of Americans say Scientology is not a true religion compared to 13 percent who believe it is, according to a new poll by CBS News and Vanity Fair magazine. By Jeanie Groh.

Religious groups denounce anti-Muslim subway ads

By Jeanie Groh — September 25, 2012

(RNS) Religious leaders are rallying against controversial ads placed in 10 New York City subway stations that insinuate that Muslims are savages. By Jeanie Groh.

After shooting, Sikhs push for more legal protections

By Jeanie Groh — September 20, 2012

(RNS) U.S. Sikhs are taking heart in a widely publicized hearing on hate crimes that they see as a first step toward better understanding of the community and increased legal protections. By Jeanie Groh.

Report says religion at heart of illegal ivory trade

By Jeanie Groh — September 18, 2012

WASHINGTON (RNS) A National Geographic investigation shows how the demand for religious articles such as carvings, beads and amulets in the Philippines, Thailand and China fuels illegal ivory trade. By Jeanie Groh.

Survey: Americans overstate size of religious minorities

By Jeanie Groh — September 13, 2012

(RNS) The typical American badly underestimates how many Protestants there are in the country, and way overestimates the presence of religious minorities such as Mormons and Muslims, according to a new study. By Jeanie Groh.

As poverty remains stagnant, churches call for greater advocacy

By Jeanie Groh — September 12, 2012

WASHINGTON (RNS) The plight of Americans living in poverty has not improved during the last year, according to newly released Census data, and Christian leaders said Wednesday (Sept. 12) that poverty must become a priority for Christians if it is not a priority for Washington. By Jeanie Groh.

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