(RNS) — As a social scientist who is also a pastor, I’m sympathetic to the view that God can change young people's hearts on these hot-button issues. But I see no evidence of divine intervention in the data.
(RNS) — Since the protests against the killing of George Floyd began a month ago, a survey shows a 10 percentage point swing among white evangelicals to Joe Biden.
(RNS) — More than 60% of white evangelical Christians scored a 3 or 4 on the scale, as did half of white Catholics.
(RNS) — A recent Pew survey also allayed fears that there are large demographic disparities when it comes to accessing streaming services.
(RNS) — The Paycheck Protection Program could be a godsend for a small Baptist church, despite concerns about separation of church and state.
(RNS) — If COVID-19 becomes a true global pandemic, it would deeply affect mainline Protestant churches, seven of which rank in the 10 religious traditions in the United States with the oldest, and therefore most vulnerable, members.
(RNS) — Can people who are plagued with doubt feel welcomed by a church that is filled with those who are certain about what they believe?
(RNS) — New questions on the General Social Survey reveal some interesting connections between faith and pets.
(RNS) — On social issues, younger evangelicals are drifting toward the center. But the data is mixed on whether they can stomach voting for anyone but the GOP.
(RNS) — Over the weekend, Rick Perry, the U.S. secretary of energy, became the latest highly placed evangelical Christian to claim that President Trump is the "chosen one." "I said you ...
(RNS) — The bad news is that the most outspoken religious people on social media are no less partisan than anyone else. The good news is that they are likely speaking to a silent majority of political pragmatists.
(RNS) — Donald Trump has retained his support among the white Catholics who make up 75% of the church and may actually be gaining some ground among nonwhite Catholics.
(RNS) — If you went to a church on a random Sunday morning in 1974 and grabbed 20 white parishioners, 11 would have been Democrats. Today, four would be Democrats. And those Democrats would outnumber the politically liberal churchgoers by a 2-1 ratio.
(RNS) — If they want to win back the White House, Democrats need to reach Christian voters. At least on social media, Democratic candidates are failing to do so.
(RNS) — White evangelicals and atheists sum up the political landscape the same way: “My party is moderate and sensible, while the other party is filled with extremists.”
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