We don’t expect religion to make shocking news unless there are sex or financial scandals in the world of the church, synagogue, etc. Add to that theological controversies over the beginning of things (think of headlines about evolution) or the end of things (think apocalypse, be it nuclear or otherwise). Yet whoever consistently sights the religious scene knows that worship is a hotly contested phenomenon among those who “practice” religion, or who are “observant.”
(RNS) We will rely on all Americans who believe in equality and freedom to stand with us.
Turns out, comparing 2007 and 2015 is like comparing apples and pears: similar but not the same.
The Barna Group has released a sweeping study of pornography usage and attitudes in America. How concerned should we be?
Rubio says he tries to let his faith in Jesus "influence me in everything that I do." Is this message too little, too late for religious voters in Iowa?
Polls say cranberry sauce is surprisingly divisive, side dishes vary by region, and gratitude for God's blessings is still most important.
(RNS) Pope Francis may not be as divisive or as upsetting to the public as he is to the pundits.
(RNS) Americans' patriotic fervor is tempered by race and religion, a new survey finds.
Support for same-sex marriage depends much more on sexual identity than on sexual history.
So far, so good for Jeb Bush. He seems to be winning over the born-again base of the GOP.
(RNS) Are there signs of a "Francis effect" among U.S. Catholics? Yes and no, but it's still probably too early to tell.
The notion of America as a mostly white, mostly Christian country is rapidly becoming a fact for the history books.
(RNS) It used to be that figuring out what Americans think about pretty much anything was relatively simple. No more. Here's why.
(RNS) On Tuesday (Sept. 9), left-leaning faith leaders announced a new campaign to boost voter registration and encourage voters, particularly in poor and immigrant communities, to go to the polls.
Pope Francis' intense and broad popularity counters the idea that American society intrinsically despises and opposes Christians.
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