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Are Hindus Being Undercounted in Religion Surveys?

Murali Balaji | Posted 05.19.2015 | 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 05.14.2015 | 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 05.05.2015 | 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.

BREAKING: The Media May Not Be Doomed Forever!

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2014 | Media

(Corrects that the majority of 5,000 new jobs were added over the past six years, not 2013, paragraph 7) By Jennifer Saba ...

Jewvangelist: Parody, Practicality or Prohibition?

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.11.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

In a convincingly Jewish fashion (and fittingly created by both Jews and non-Jews), a new YouTube comedy series entitled Jewvangelist is generating a following and providing an opportunity to reopen this challenging internal dialogue.

6 Maps That Explain How People Talk On Twitter

AP | BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 04.24.2014 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — People take to Twitter to talk about everything from politics to breakfast to Justin Bieber in what feels like a chaotic stream of m...

Technology: Friend or Foe for Your Dating Life

Jess Carbino | Posted 04.13.2014 | Technology
Jess Carbino

The effects of technology, however, are not equally distributed across couples. For younger individuals between the ages of 18 to 29, technology appears to have a more pronounced effect. Technology for young adults appears to be both a friend and foe for their relationships.

A Pew Study vs. My Love Life

Laurie Davis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Laurie Davis

When I began online dating in 2001, it was so taboo I couldn't even tell my BFF. One time my secret slipped out and she lectured me about how I could be raped in a back alley (...of the suburbs). Needless to say, being an early adopter at 19 posed a lot of problems.

Johns Hopkins, Pew Commission Report: No Progress in Industrial Livestock Production

Chris Hunt | Posted 12.22.2013 | Green
Chris Hunt

While the Humane Society of the United States and others have worked with industry to secure voluntarily agreements to phase out some of the worst confinement systems, there is still no legislation or regulatory oversight. In fact, there are still no federal regulations protecting farm animal welfare.

5 Real Reasons Why Adult Kids Still Live At Home

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.01.2013 | Fifty

Thanks to the latest Pew research, we know what we already knew: More adult children than ever before in the past 40 years are living with their paren...

What 40% Of U.S. Households Now Have In Common

Posted 05.30.2013 | Divorce

Moms are bringing home the bacon. According to a new report from the Pew Research Center, a record number of mothers are the breadwinners in U.S. h...

Bianca Bosker

How Teens Are Really Using Facebook

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.23.2013 | Technology

The Facebook generation is fed up with Facebook. That's according to a report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center, which surveyed 802 teens...

WATCH: Eyewitness Recounts Boston Marathon Bombing

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.16.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Two explosions rocked the Boston Marathon near the finish line, causing multiple casualties and sending the city into chaos. Another explosion occurre...

DC's Role in Driving the Immigration Reform Debate

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 04.12.2013 | DC
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Presently, 25,000 undocumented immigrants in D.C. cannot obtain a driver's license from the DMV. To continue denying D.C. resident's access to ID and driving privileges entrenches discrimination by fettering freedom of movement, and creates a permanent subset of second-class residents.