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When presented with an open-ended question about things that provide meaning in their lives, U.S. adults picked family, career and money as the top three responses over spirituality and faith. […] Read More

Seeking to cut across religious lines, a new Pew Research Center report placed people into seven broad groups of religious beliefs and behaviors. So where do you fall on the range? […] Read More

Unemployment is under 4 percent; the stock market is reaching all-time highs. U.S. wages, however, have not kept pace with inflation, stagnating purchasing power for four decades. […] Read More

Two thirds or more of the Christian population in 35 nations affirmed high levels of religious commitment, says a Pew report. All but three were from these two areas of the world. […] Read More

Among people who are opposed to genetic engineering of animals, one answer remains a consistent minor reason for their opposition – specifically, messing with God’s plan. […] Read More

U.S. adults who are atheists, agnostics or unaffiliated with any religious teaching cited “questioning religious teachings” as the many reason they don’t subscribe to any religion. […] Read More

What’s the leading reason that more than one out of three U.S. adults don’t attend religious services regularly? They practice their faith in other ways, a study found. […] Read More

Nationalistic tendencies contributed to a noticeable increase in government restriction on religious freedom in 2016, according to a Pew Research Center report released on June 21. Of the 198 nations assessed, 28 percent (55 nations) were deemed to have “high” or “very high” government restrictions on religious faith and practice – a 3 percent increase […] Read More

Support for the death penalty increased for the first time in more than two decades, according to a Pew Research Center report released on June 11. When asked, “Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder?” 54 percent of U.S adults responded “strongly favor” or “favor.” […] Read More

James 2:19 observes, “It’s good that you believe that God is one. Ha! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble with fear.” Rather than using the more commonly translated – “Good!” or “Good for you!” – the Common English Bible renders as the middle line in the well-communicated English term as “Ha!” That verse […] Read More