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Survey: Most Americans know Biden is Catholic, far fewer know Harris’ religion

By Adelle M. Banks — March 30, 2021

(RNS) — Even among fellow Catholics, partisanship permeates views of Biden’s religion.

Poll: 4 in 10 US Christians plan to attend in-person Easter services

By Yonat Shimron — March 22, 2021

(RNS) — Americans are growing more confident they can attend in-person religious services, but many still want restrictions such as social distancing and masking.

Black Protestants aren’t least likely to get a vaccine; white evangelicals are

By Yonat Shimron — March 5, 2021

(RNS) — A new survey by Pew Research shows that 64% of Black Protestants ‘definitely or probably’ plan to get vaccinated, compared to 54% of white evangelicals.

Ebenezer pastor Raphael Warnock enters US Senate race

By Ben Nadler — January 30, 2020

ATLANTA (AP) — With his influential pulpit at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Warnock immediately brings some Democratic star power to the race — and some powerful friends.

For many religious Americans, the word ‘liberal’ has become taboo

By Ryan Burge — September 11, 2019

(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.

Will the Catholic Church self-destruct or bridge the partisan divide?

By Thomas Reese — July 31, 2019

(RNS) — American Catholics are almost evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats, which means the church can either self-destruct or bridge the partisan divide.

How to talk about racism in the church without becoming bitter

By Jemar Tisby — November 14, 2018

(RNS) — Unfortunately, many predominantly white Christian outlets and organizations prove extremely hostile to any anti-racist messages. But those particular places do not represent the church as a whole.

White evangelicals overwhelmingly back Trump, survey says

By Lauren Markoe — July 13, 2016

(RNS) He’s not their dream candidate, but they prefer him to Hillary Clinton.

Study shows minorities most likely to favor longer lives

By Corrie Mitchell — August 7, 2013

WASHINGTON (RNS) The findings dovetail previous studies that showed black and Hispanic cancer patients were more likely than whites to want to extend their lives through aggressive end-of-life care.

Catholic intensity fades as evangelical devotion surges

By David Gibson — November 29, 2012

(RNS) New research shows that Catholics report the lowest proportion of strongly affiliated followers among major American religious traditions. Evangelicals, on the other hand, are increasingly devout and committed to their faith. By David Gibson.

Poll: Religious groups divided on gun control, but united against guns in churches

By Lauren Markoe — August 15, 2012

WASHINGTON (RNS) A new poll from the Public Religion Research Institute and Religion News Service finds that Americans are generally divided about gun control, but certain religious groups are far from ambivalent. By Lauren Markoe.

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