U.S. college students spend significant time learning about people of different races, political affiliations, and sexual orientations and much less time learning about people of different religious and worldview groups, according to a new study.
Americans are split on the question of who should receive critical care when medical resources are in short supply, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. And there are stark differences in opinion based on respondents’ religious affiliation and how religious they are.
More than 40 years of research on the psychology of surviving disasters has found that religion can be a valuable resource in fostering resilience. Studies of people’s reactions to the Ebola outbreak and Syrian refugee crisis show that some forms of religiosity may be less healthy and less helpful.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — President Donald Trump delivered a State of the Union address peppered with religious references and ideas on Tuesday evening (Feb. 4) that evoked old (and contested) religious ideas and catered directly to conservative Christians who make up his base of support.
A majority of U.S. adults don’t want religion influencing government policy, with few exceptions, according to a new report from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research published on Jan. 2.
(RNS) — The past 10 years have witnessed monumental demographic shifts in the U.S., catastrophic natural disasters and new urgency on climate change, and a reckoning on sex abuse among religious groups. What will the next decade hold?