Category Archives: Religion

For Darwin Day, 6 facts about the evolution debate

By David Masci of Pew Research – Today is the 210th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth, a day now celebrated by some as Darwin Day. Darwin is best known for his theory of evolution through natural selection. When Darwin’s work was first made public … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Pew Research, Religion

Are White Evangelicals Sacrificing The Future In Search Of The Past?

By Daniel Cox in FiveThirtyEight – In 2016, white evangelical Protestants strongly supported Donald Trump, a septuagenarian candidate who promised to make America great again, to bring back “Merry Christmas” and to protect, cherish and defend America’s Christian heritage. White evangelicals have consistently … Continue reading

Posted in FiveThirtyEight, Religion, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Uyghur refugee tells of death and fear inside China’s Xinjiang camps

By Ivan Watson and Ben Westcott of CNN – The children’s eyes light up when their mother pulls out a photo of her triplets taken shortly after their birth in 2015. “Moez!” three-year old Moez says, pointing at the infant … Continue reading

Posted in China, Religion

Religious Typology: A new way to categorize Americans by religion

From the Pew Research Center – Most U.S. adults identify with a particular religious denomination or group. They describe themselves as Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, Jewish, Mormon or Muslim – to name just a few of the hundreds of identities or … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Pew Research, Religion, United States

How do European countries differ in religious commitment? Use the interactive map to find out

By Jonathan Evans and Chris Baronavski of Pew Research – Europeans generally are less religious than people in other parts of the world. But within Europe, there are sometimes sizable differences in levels of religious commitment, according to an analysis … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Religion