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Even while they believe their own churches would respond appropriately to allegations of sexual abuse by clergy, U.S. Protestants had mixed views about the extent of sexual abuse by clergy in local congregations. […] Read More

More than six out of 10 U.S. adults support legalization of same-sex marriage, a report said. Groups that didn’t offer majority support were Republicans, older adults and evangelical Protestants. […] Read More

A million animal and plant species are now at risk of extinction, representing about one-fourth of the world’s plants and animals, a soon-to-be-released report says. […] Read More

Continuing a multiyear trend, the U.S. prison population declined again in 2017, with nearly 1.5 million in prison, or a drop of 1.2%, the Bureau of Justice Statistics reported. […] Read More

As a nation’s wealth increased, the percentage of adult citizens who pray daily decreased, a Pew analysis found. The U.S. was an exception, with one of the highest grossing GDPs and an above average level of prayer. […] Read More

When Christian teens in the U.S. need guidance, advice or spiritual conversation, they seek out one person more than all others, a study found. Their moms. […] Read More

A “flood” of plastic is creating untold environmental costs and overrunning poorer nations. A new report reveals that the global recycling trade isn’t as environmentally friendly as it seems and often harms poorer nations. […] Read More

U.S. Protestants are faithful in praying for opportunities to share their faith but are less inclined to actually do so, a report found. More than half have not shared their faith with anyone in the past six months. […] Read More

State repression of religious freedom is often enacted under the guise of maintaining “public order” or “national security” concerns or both. A new report cited 28 nations for restrictions they placed on religious freedom. […] Read More

Factory workers ultimately pay the price for clothing brands seeking cheap and fast manufacturing, a report says. To satisfy consumers wanting cheap clothing, many brands undermine efforts to create safe working conditions. […] Read More