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What Do Americans Pray for? Themselves. And Maybe a Sports Team
Originally Posted: 10/02/2014 - 9:46am | Type: Blog

When Americans aren’t busy praying for themselves or their own needs — and most of them are — many are seeking divine intervention on behalf of a favorite sports team or the golden ticket in the lottery, accor ...

Pondering Churches' Responses to Domestic Violence
Originally Posted: 09/18/2014 - 3:20pm | Type: Press

June 22, 2014 Sojo in the News Phil Haslanger ...

Big Churches, Big Bucks: Southern Senior Pastors Take Top Salaries
Originally Posted: 09/10/2014 - 10:41am | Type: Blog

Large churches in the South tend to pay their senior pastors the highest salaries, a new  survey  finds. That’s one of the conclusions on churches and finances released Sept. 9 by  Leadership Network , a Dallas-based church think tank, and the  ...

Poll: Americans Stretch the Truth on Attending Church
Originally Posted: 05/19/2014 - 11:47am | Type: Blog

A new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute finds that many Christians — and unbelievers, too — will exaggerate about attending worship in live phone interviews. “I ...

Christmas in America: Belief in the Virgin Birth and Visits from Santa
Originally Posted: 12/18/2013 - 1:44pm | Type: Blog

Nearly one in three Americans, including many with no little children at home and those with no religious identity, say they pretend Santa will visit their house on Christmas Eve. ...

Americans Divided on Facing Death: Fight It, Choose It, or Let It Come
Originally Posted: 11/22/2013 - 3:10pm | Type: Blog

Death may be inevitable, but one in three Americans – including most blacks and Hispanics – want doctors to never quit fighting it. Death may be inevitable, but one in three Ameri ...

The World as God Intends
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 8:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Stetzer New data shows that Protestant churches, including evangelicals, are increasingly involved in social action ministries. ...

Survey: UK Muslims Give More to Charity than Jews and Christians
Originally Posted: 07/25/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Blog

When it comes to donating to charity, Britain’s small but fast-growing Muslim community comes out ahead of other religious groups, a recent survey shows. When it comes to donatin ...

Survey: Syrian Rebels Seek Islamic Democracy
Originally Posted: 09/26/2012 - 9:11am | Type: Blog

Members of the Syrian opposition generally want a democratic government that protects the rights of minorities, though many also want a constitution based on Islam, according to a recent survey. ...

Survey: Black, Hispanic Americans Say Economy Critical Issue in Election
Originally Posted: 07/26/2012 - 8:37am | Type: Blog

A new poll released today shows an overwhelming percentage of black and Hispanic voters favor Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the upcoming presidential election — 87 percent and 58 percent, respectively. Both ...

How Did Mormons Grow So Fast? They Changed How They Counted
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 5:05pm | Type: Blog

If you suspected the newly released U.S. Religion Census overstated the Mormons' growth rate, you were right. That’s because, this time around, the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints c ...

Opposition to Gay Marriage Lower in 2012
Originally Posted: 04/30/2012 - 8:09am | Type: Blog

Opposition to gay marriage is significantly lower in 2012 compared to the previous two presidential campaigns, a survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press shows. ...