Category Archives: Religion

Global Uptick in Government Restrictions on Religion in 2016

By Pew Research Nationalist parties and organizations played an increasing role in harassment of religious minorities, especially in Europe. In the United States, Muslims were the targets of derogatory rhetoric and proposed discrimination. The article continues in a new window…

Posted in Religion, Thought-Provoking Analysis

A moral crisis grips the US border. Yet the religious right is shamefully silent

By Marilynne Robinson in the Guardian The Christian right is allowing Trump to escape responsibility for the immoral policy of separating children from their parents. Have they no shame? Read more…  

Posted in Border control, Children, Controversial, Immigrants, Religion

Key findings about Americans’ belief in God

By Dalia Fahmy of Pew Research Center About half (48%) of U.S. adults believe God determines what happens to them most or all of the time. Republicans and Democrats have very different beliefs about God. Read more…

Posted in Big Data, Pew Research, Religion

When Americans Say They Believe in God, What Do They Mean?

From the Pew Research Center Nine-in-ten Americans believe in a higher power, but only a slim majority believe in God as described in the Bible. A new Pew Research Center survey of more than 4,700 U.S. adults finds that one-third … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Pew Research, Religion

The Changing Global Religious Landscape

Babies born to Muslims will begin to outnumber Christian births by 2035; people with no religion face a birth dearth From the Pew Research Center More babies were born to Christian mothers than to members of any other religion in … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, Demographics, Geopolitical, Pew Research, Religion, Thought-Provoking Analysis