(RNS) Pope Benedict XVI never inspired the deep admiration enjoyed by his predecessor, Pope John Paul II, but Americans – and Catholic Americans even more so – still look favorably upon the soon-to-be-former head of the Roman Catholic Church.
Articles tagged “Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican’s culture ministry warned that the Catholic Church risks losing future generations if it doesn’t learn how to understand young people, their language and their culture.
(RNS) Forty years after the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion, poll numbers reveal how Americans’ feelings about abortion have changed — and remained the same.
(RNS) A new report on global religious identity shows that while Christians and Muslims make up the two largest groups, those with no religious affiliation — including atheists and agnostics — are now the third-largest “religious” group in the world. The study, released Tuesday (Dec. 18) by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, […]
(RNS) Three Buddhists, a Hindu and a “none” will walk into the 113th Congress, and it’s no joke. Rather, it’s a series of “firsts” that reflect the growing religious diversity of the country. By David Gibson.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The largest slice of Obama’s religious coalition — at 23 percent — is not very religious. They’re “nones,” also known as unaffiliated voters, according to a new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) Many young people are no longer members of traditional churches, but they are seeking. And they are finding others like themselves and, together, they are beginning to change the face of American religion. In fact, I would go so far as to say that skeptics are the new religious. By Philip Clayton.
(RNS) A new study from the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life paints a detailed picture of one of the fastest-growing groups on the American religious landscape — the “nones,” or those who have no religious affiliation. Meet John Q. Nones. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) A rising tide of restrictions face the faithful around the globe, according to a study released Thursday (Sept. 20) by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. By Lauren Markoe.