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Confidence in Church, Organized Religion Continues to Dip

While the church and organized religion ranked fourth in Gallup’s Confidence in Institutions report, they dropped another 3 points to an all-time low of 38 percent. […] Read More

Negative View of U.S. Moral Values Hit All-Time High

Nearly half of U.S. adults (49 percent) rate the moral values of the U.S. as “poor,” according to a Gallup survey released on June 1. Only 14 percent rated the state of the nation’s moral values as “excellent / good,” the lowest total since 2006, while 37 percent responded “fair,” a one-point increase from last […] Read More

Religious Adults in N. America Less Accepting of Migrants

Adults in the U.S. and Canada who say religion is important in their lives tend to be less accepting of migrants, according to a Gallup report released on April 26. “Gallup created the Migrant Acceptance Index (MAI) to gauge people’s acceptance of migrants based on increasing degrees of personal proximity. The index is based on […] Read More

Gallup: Southern U.S. Remains Most Religious Region

Southern states remain the most religious in the U.S., according to a Gallup report released on April 6. The southwest (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas) was the most religious U.S. region in 2017, with 45 percent of survey respondents saying they are “very religious,” 31 percent saying they are “moderately religious” and 23 percent are […] Read More

“Fragile Communities” Lack Economic, Social Mobility

“Fragile communities” in the U.S. lack opportunities for economic and social mobility, according to a new report published by Gallup, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the Center for Advancing Opportunity, the Charles Koch Foundation and Koch Industries. Fragile communities are defined as “areas with high proportions of residents who struggle financially in their daily lives […] Read More

Which Vocation Do People View as Most Ethical, Honest?

Nursing is seen as the most honest and ethical profession in the U.S., according to a recent Gallup survey, while highly positive views of clergy reached an all-time low. The survey asked U.S. adults to answer the following question about 22 professions: “Please tell me how you would rate the honesty and ethical standards of […] Read More

Gallup: Religious Giving Continues Downward Trend in ’17

Giving to religious organizations declined to 52 percent of U.S. adults in 2017, according to a Gallup report published on Dec. 21. This continues a 12-year trend. In 2005, a high of 64 percent of adults gave to religious charities, which declined to 59 percent by 2008, 55 percent by 2013 and 52 percent by […] Read More

U.S. Support for Stricter Gun Laws Rises to 60 Percent

U.S. support for stricter regulations on firearm sales now stands at 60 percent (a 5-point increase from 2016), according to Gallup survey data released on Oct. 16. This matches the support level from 2004 and continues a rising trend that began in 2014. Those affirming the need for stricter laws on firearm sales saw an […] Read More

Gallup: U.S. Support of Euthanasia Near Record Levels

Seventy-three percent of U.S. adults believe euthanasia should be legal for terminally ill patients, according to a Gallup survey, and 67 percent said doctor-assisted suicide should be legal for terminally ill patients. Both are near record highs and demonstrate a significant increase in support for these views since Gallup’s polling on these issues began. Euthanasia […] Read More

Gallup: U.S. Adults’ Views on Abortion Remain Stable

Half of U.S. adults say abortion should be legal only in certain circumstances, a Gallup survey found. Affirmation of this view was at 57 percent in 2009, before declining to 50 percent in 2012. It has remained stable since then. Other perspectives remained largely unchanged. Those saying abortion should be legal under any circumstances remained […] Read More