(RNS) About one in five Americans view the Bible in secular terms, described as ancient “fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by man.”
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(RNS) One day after the state of Ohio executed a man for murder, a new poll shows younger Christians are not as supportive of the death penalty as older members of their faith.
(RNS) Opinions on clergy differed markedly by party, with Republicans viewing them far more favorably than Democrats.
(RNS) The survey shows that two in three adult Catholics said they agreed with Pope Francis’ observation that the church has become too focused on issues such as homosexuality, abortion and contraception.
(RNS) In the wake of historic victories for gay rights supporters in last month's elections, a pair of USA Today/Gallup Polls find growing acceptance among Americans toward gay men and lesbians — and soaring optimism among gay Americans that issues involving homosexuality will one day no longer divide the nation. By Susan Page/USA Today.
(RNS) Most Americans believe employers — even religious ones — should provide contraception coverage for their employees, according to a new survey by LifeWay Research. By Daniel Burke.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Seventy percent of Americans say Scientology is not a true religion compared to 13 percent who believe it is, according to a new poll by CBS News and Vanity Fair magazine. By Jeanie Groh.
(RNS) Americans are almost evenly divided in how they view Muslims, but their views are sharply split by age and political party, according to the Arab American Institute survey. By Omar Sacirbey.
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.
(RNS) Religiosity is on the decline in the U.S. and atheism is on the rise, according to a new worldwide poll. The poll, called “The Global Index of Religiosity and Atheism,” found the number of Americans who say they are religious dropped from 73 percent in 2005 to 60 percent. By Kimberly Winston.