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Majority of Americans oppose overturning Roe v. Wade

The composition of the United States Supreme Court may have tilted on abortion, but the majority sentiment of the American public has not changed similarly. As with other key social issues most freque...

Bible use remains steady even as more Americans stop joining churches

Fewer Americans may be joining churches, but about the same number as before are reading the Bible, a new survey finds. The bar for determining who reads the Bible is fairly low by most Sunday school ...

Faith leaders call on Americans to ‘welcome the stranger’ as Biden administration announces new refugee admissions cap

The Biden administration has announced it will raise the refugee admissions cap to 62,500 for the current fiscal year and to 125,000 for the 2022 fiscal year. This is a welcome and much-needed step as...

4 in 10 Americans don’t see getting vaccinated as a way to ‘love your neighbor’

Throughout the past year of global pandemic, many pastors and faith leaders have appealed to the words of Jesus to argue for social distancing, masking and other precautions against the spread of coro...

Survey: Most Americans know Biden is Catholic, far fewer know Harris’ religion

Most Americans know President Joe Biden is Roman Catholic but there are stark differences — especially based on political party — in how they believe he should live out his faith, a new study shows. T...

At nationwide rallies, Christians stand up for Asian Americans

At events in 14 cities across the U.S., an estimated 5,000 people demonstrated in support of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Sunday (March 28) after attacks on people of Asian descent in the Atl...

Less than half of Americans now claim a formal congregational membership

The exodus from formal affiliation with U.S. houses of worship continued its relentless pace in 2020 as congregational membership hit an all-time low in the 80 years Gallup has tracked it. The practic...

Americans slowly returning to in-person church but many still cautious about Easter

Americans are cautiously returning to in-person religious services as vaccination rates rise and COVID-19 deaths decline, according to a survey conducted this month. But the Pew Research Center study ...

A surprising discovery: Many Americans are favorable toward online group prayer

New research into the impact of online church programming suggests that virtual prayer gatherings may boost participation and fellowship for Christians active or inactive in congregational life. Onlin...

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