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American And Israeli Jews Are Strongly Connected But Sharply Divided

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.30.2016 | Religion

American and Israeli Jews have much more than an ocean dividing them. Four out of five Jews in the world live in either Israel or the United States. ...

Vast Majority Of White Evangelicals Back Donald Trump, Survey Shows

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.14.2016 | Religion

Donald Trump has been married three times, spoken lewdly about his daughter’s body and doesn’t seem to know his Bible. Yet evangelical voters are ...

Voters, Like SCOTUS, Have Decided On Abortion

Margie Omero | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
Margie Omero

To the extent to which abortion is important in this election, it's poised to help Democrats. There is greater consensus on the left, and Republican nominee is, at best, squishy on the issue.

An Unprecedented Number Of Unaccompanied Children Are Seeking Asylum In Europe

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 05.11.2016 | World

One tragic consequence of war is that some children have to flee their homes -- often without their parents -- in search of peace and safety. Europe h...

Study Reveals Women Are More Religious Than Men

Live Science | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.04.2016 | Religion

Despite the fact that most historical figures are male — such as Jesus, Muhammad and the Buddha — and that most conservative religious institution...

Finally, A Survey Dives Into The Complexities Of Latino Identity

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 03.04.2016 | Latino Voices

Just months after Mexico made history by recognizing its 1.38 million citizens of African descent, the Pew Research Center is doing some history makin...

Pew Survey Results Can Complicate the Idea of Religiosity

Murali Balaji | Posted 11.10.2016 | Religion
Murali Balaji

Hindus define their own practice, and it's hard to get a good sense of the Hindu community's overall diversity and practice simply by surveying temple-goers. Hinduism, unlike other faiths, does not define itself by the number of times one goes to a temple or offers prayers.

A Majority of Christians Are Now Pro-LGBTQ

Brandan Robertson | Posted 11.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Brandan Robertson

A growing number of Christians are realizing that queer love is real love, and that to deny the power of love is to deny something fundamental to our faith. When reality and theology clash, reality will always win out.

"I Hated Hating People"

Rodney Wilson | Posted 11.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Rodney Wilson

Recently, I had the opportunity to engage with nearly 1,600 ex-Christians who completed an extensive survey about their Christian background and the whys behind their deconversion--rejection of faith for agnosticism or atheism.

A Laptop And A Webcam Don't Make You a Broadcaster

Fred Lundgren | Posted 11.03.2016 | Media
Fred Lundgren

Please excuse me while I step into my bedroom closet and express my exasperation with a primal scream, where my audience will be about the same as your podcast, that is unless my two dogs follow me into the closet.

Five Bottom Line Reasons Why Employers Should Hire Ex-Felons

Mike Green | Posted 08.21.2016 | Business
Mike Green

There is no city in the nation that's growing faster than the population of 70 million Americans with criminal records. As one of them, former real estate developer R.L. Pelshaw is determined to turn this costly societal burden into an opportunity.

Are Hindus Being Undercounted in Religion Surveys?

Murali Balaji | Posted 05.19.2016 | Religion
Murali Balaji

According to Pew, Hinduism is now tied with Buddhism as the country's fourth-largest religion, with approximately 2.23 million adherents. What's fascinating is that, according to the survey, the population of Hindus in the U.S. jumped by over 1 million since the last time Pew collected the data, which led to the research center's acknowledging of a potential undercount last time.

Is the Decline in Christianity Overstated in the Pew Survey?

Steven Ramey | Posted 05.14.2016 | Religion
Steven Ramey

The changes over time in the numbers claiming a religious affiliation should be seen as, first and foremost, a change in perception of what affiliation is socially acceptable and useful. Such a change, then, may be less about shifts in practice and belief than social perception and pressure.

"Are You Jewish?": Judaism and the Future of Faith

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.05.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

On my way to visit my student pulpit in Ohio several years ago, I helped a man dressed in traditional Hasidic garb with his luggage. After thanking me politely, he turned to me and asked, "Are you Jewish?"

Nearly Half Of U.S. Smartphone Users Say They Can't Live Without Their Phones

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 04.01.2015 | Technology

The other half are probably lying about it.

Americans Don't Care Enough About NSA Spying To Protect Themselves

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.17.2015 | Technology

Americans are being spied on, but does anyone care?

AAAS Scientists: Consensus on GMO Safety Firmer Than For Human-Induced Climate Change

Jon Entine | Posted 03.31.2015 | Science
Jon Entine

The overwhelming scientific consensus exceeds the percentage of scientists, 88%, who think humans are mostly responsible for climate change. However, the public appears far more suspicious of scientific claims about GMO safety than they do about the consensus on global warming.

Only 7 Percent Of People Admit That Technology Distracts Them From Work

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 12.31.2014 | Technology

You're probably reading this at work. When you're supposed to be doing your job. Don't worry, you're not alone.

73 Percent Of Americans Believe Jesus Was Born To A Virgin

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.16.2014 | Religion

A full 65 percent of American adults believe in the four of primary elements of the Christmas story -- the virgin birth, an angel announcing the birth...

12 Examples: Pew's Online Harassment Survey Highlights Digital Gender Safety

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 12.22.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Girls and women online, all of us, are either dealing with some level of sexist harassment or are witnessing it and deriving lessons from how society responds.

Pray to Jesus -- Or Else

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

I applaud those who retain the strength to fight the never-ending battle against ignorance, intolerance and persistent persecution of rationalists. T...

Proof Young Americans Are Still Hurting From The Recession

Reuters | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON, July 17 (Reuters) - A record 57 million Americans, or 18.1 percent of the U.S. population, lived in households with two or more generati...

The Tragedy of NY Times Video and Network News

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 08.20.2014 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

You can see just what the medium of journalism married to video could (and can) do when you search for the videos on The New York Times. Take a look at the video above. Then go to The Times and peruse all their offerings. It's astonishing.

Environmental Justice and the "Science" of Denial

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I ask, though, how "free" are we now as mining, oil and lumber companies lobby to exploit the land, and as legislators grant corporations enormous tax breaks and subsidies?

A World Without Integrity

Victor Dorff | Posted 06.16.2014 | Education
Victor Dorff

Unfortunately, it might not take too much imagination for most students to envision such a world. To a large extent, for them, it's already here.