(RNS) — Dueling sociologists can't agree on whether the most intensely religious segment of the American population is shrinking.
(RNS) — The two traditions with the highest percentages of women clergy, according to the ‘State of Clergywomen in the U.S.,’ were the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ.
(RNS) — In a survey of 106 countries, younger people were found to be less religious than their elders. The exceptions were rare.
(RNS) — They don’t want death and destruction. They want peace and an end to suffering — and believe Jesus will bring that about.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The survey captures how 'too many people think Christmas is about a mall and not a manger,' said Ed Stetzer, executive director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College.
(RNS) — Even if there were no more migration to Europe — no immigrants, no refugees — the percentage of Muslims in those countries still would rise during the next three decades, according to a new Pew Research Center study.
(RNS) — Though fewer Americans are affiliating with religious institutions, charitable giving to them has remained at about a third of all giving.
(RNS) — A majority of American adults say belief in God is not required to be a moral person.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — In the past decade and a half, 46 percent of refugees who came to America were Christian, compared with 33 percent who were Muslim.
(RNS) — On the eve of Constitution Day, a survey shows many Americans know very little about the document and who it protects.
(RNS) They also don’t agree on whether faith or hate is the motivator for religious believers’ opposition to sexual freedoms.
(RNS) There are some exceptions to the popular thought that the more educated Americans are, they less religious they will be, according to a new analysis by Pew Research Center.
(RNS) Among the 13 countries Pew asked whether Christianity or Catholicism was important to nationality, a median 15 percent said it was 'very important' to be a 'true national.'
WASHINGTON (RNS) In a preliminary study of 11 cities across the country, 58 percent of emergency beds for the homeless were at faith-based organizations.
(RNS) Sociologists debunk a common assumption about religion and science.