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American Religious Beliefs

Love, Marriage and the Vatican: Americans' Attitudes about Marriage and the Catholic Church

Paul Herrnson | Posted 11.29.2014 | Religion
Paul Herrnson

In a country where about a quarter of the population identify as Catholic, how does the American public's attitudes about marriage, divorce and cohabitation accord with those of the Catholic Church?

Religion: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Gary Laderman | Posted 02.22.2014 | Religion
Gary Laderman

Religion is bad, no doubt, and a destructive force in human history and in world today. But that's not the whole story. I let down my guard in that bar and did not speak the truth of what I think after all these years in the study of religion.

Have Americans Turned Against Religion?

Nigel Barber | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Nigel Barber

Although 64 percent of young American adults say they believe in God (and only 25 percent lack a religious affiliation), their attitudes to religion show unmistakable signs of secularism.

Very Religious Americans Still Align More With GOP | Posted 08.27.2011 | Religion

PRINCETON, NJ -- Very religious Americans remain significantly more likely than those less religious to identify as Republicans or lean Republican, an...

What Does It Mean To Be Religious?

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Alan Lurie

It is time to raise the bar in the conversation about religion and faith, with the knowledge that most people, whether religious, agnostic, or atheist, truly do want to do what is right.