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Fewer than half of Americans may be Christian by 2070, according to new projections

By Bob Smietana — September 13, 2022
(RNS) — A new report projects Americans' future — a future where Christianity, though diminished, persists, while non-Christian faiths grow amid rising secularization.
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Ayurveda’s spiritual science makes inroads among foodies and healers

By Richa Karmarkar — August 17, 2022
(RNS) — At the intersection of science and religion, the ancient art of ayurveda is attracting believers seeking to improve their health by treating soul and body.

Non-affirming views continue to complicate HIV/AIDS response in Black churches

By Richa Karmarkar — August 15, 2022
(RNS) — A new study highlights an overall negative attitude toward homosexuality in the Black church. Now, Black LGBT clergy members are working to combat stigma in congregations about the public health issues of HIV and AIDS.

Millennials adopt digital worship, but not at the expense of IRL faith

By Kathryn Post — August 5, 2022
(RNS) — Forty-one percent of US respondents and 29% of Canadian respondents reported consuming religious or spiritual digital content at least once a month.

When preachers get political, do they change minds?

By Ryan Burge — August 3, 2022
(RNS) — Preachers tend to risk political speech only when they know it will receive a warm reception.

Survey: Post-Roe, White evangelicals remain outliers on abortion laws

By Bob Smietana — July 11, 2022
(RNS) — Americans are increasingly willing to only support politicians that share their views on abortion, according to a new survey.

The eternal truth behind the SBC presidential vote: Location, location, location

By Ryan Burge — June 16, 2022
(RNS) — Conservative Baptists may be looking ahead to getting on home turf next year.

Study: Girls raised by Jewish parents outperform Christian girls academically

By Yonat Shimron — May 12, 2022
(RNS) — Adolescent girls raised by Jewish parents have ambitious career goals and prioritize their professional success over marriage and motherhood, a study in the American Sociological Review found.

Even abortion foes will help friends who choose to end a pregnancy

By Bob Smietana — May 9, 2022
(RNS) — Americans hold complicated views on abortion — with many seeing it as immoral but necessary. And they often help out friends who choose abortion.

How America’s youth lost its religion in 1990s

By Ryan Burge — April 13, 2022
(RNS) — We are living in the aftermath of one of the most dramatic demographic shifts in American history.

Study: Women of no faith face discrimination — when they are seen at all

By Alejandra Molina — March 22, 2022
(RNS) — ‘Nonreligious Women in America’ details the extent to which women conceal their nonreligious identities, as well as the isolation, stigma and discrimination they face.

Who is best suited to protect religious liberty? It may depend on whom you voted for.

By Ryan Burge — March 16, 2022
(RNS) — Just 8% of Democrats under Trump believed that the president was a worthy champion of religious liberty.

Study: Black Catholics in US are a tiny minority increasingly drawing on immigrants

By Yonat Shimron — March 15, 2022
(RNS) — Only 68% of Black Catholics are U.S.-born. The rest are from Africa, the Caribbean or South America.
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