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Pew Research Center: Americans believe strongly in evolution

A new Pew Research Center survey finds that six-in-ten Americans believe humans evolved over time. Meanwhile, a third (33%) reject the idea of evolution, saying that “humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning … Continue reading

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Clergy contributions rate low in new Pew Research Center poll

A new Pew Research Center poll revealed interesting data regarding American attitudes toward the contributions of clergymen and women in our society. The poll shows Americans continue to hold the military in high regard, with 78 percent of U.S. adults … Continue reading

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Pew Research Center poll: U.S. Catholics divided on future of church

Black smoke means no pope. While the cardinals continue to huddle in an attempt to produce the next pope (wouldn’t you love to hear those conversations??), it seems like the perfect time to consider what U.S. Catholics want to see … Continue reading

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Democrat Kyrsten Sinema first member of Congress to claim no religion

With the 113th Congress being sworn in today, it seems appropriate to take another look at the religious representation of our legislators. I did this with the Senate last year and it was interesting. In many ways, the religious breakdown … Continue reading

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Gay marriage support strong in New England, weak in the South

Just a quick note and another post-election follow-up on an issue of importance to the faith community. A new Pew Research Center analysis shows a geographical split on gay marriage. As supporters of same-sex marriage won key victories in several … Continue reading

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Pew: how religion helped decide the Barack Obama/Mitt Romney election

The election analysis continues today and my inbox is flooded with various studies of the role religion played in Tuesday’s results. Let’s get right to it. * The Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life analyzed results from … Continue reading

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Pew Research study: Election Day issues are being raised at church

I came to this position without a lot of religion knowledge, a fact I readily admitted from the start in this space. But I came with effort and a willingness to learn. One of the repeatedly reassuring things for me … Continue reading

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New Pew poll shows fewer Americans identifying with a religion

According to a new report from the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life, the number of Americans who identify with a particular religion is declining at a rapid rate. One-fifth of the U.S. public – and a … Continue reading

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Pew survey: Americans change religions frequently

Have you ever switching your religious affiliation? Nearly 50 percent of you have switched, or report no affiliation, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center. Completed in August, the survey found that: • Forty-four percent of U.S. … Continue reading

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John’s Religion Quiz

I created a basic religion quiz using a new site called polldaddy. The quiz is from the Pew Research Center. I could only use 10 questions from the 2010 quiz, which can be found here. On average, Americans correctly answered … Continue reading

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