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More than two-thirds of U.S. adults believe hate speech and crime have increased in the past five years, and many point to social media and the internet as a prime reason for the spike, a survey found. […] Read More

U.S. adults expressed mixed views about clergy, with slightly more than half affirming clergy have a positive impact on society, a study found. Among the religiously affiliated, 62% say clergy have a positive influence. […] Read More

Continuing a multiyear decline, only 36% of U.S. adults expressed “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in organized religion, Gallup found. It’s an all-time low in the poll’s history. […] Read More

Nearly nine out of 10 U.S. Christians said being generous was ‘extremely’ or ‘very’ important, with nearly a third of them saying volunteering or serving others was the way they expressed their generosity, a survey found. […] Read More

In a survey assessing five institutions, U.S. adults declared that churches were the least likely to be open to diverse opinions, with less than half saying churches were very or somewhat open. […] Read More

A growing number of U.S. adults believe small-business owners should be able to refuse service based on their religious beliefs, a report found, with white Protestants substantially more likely to support such refusals. […] Read More

Half of U.S. adults believe fake news and information “is a very big problem in the country today,” reports said, ranking fifth on a list of 11 issues, including drug addiction and affordable health care. […] Read More

With responses varying significantly by race and political affiliation, nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults say slavery’s legacy continues to negatively impact black Americans “a great deal” or “a fair amount,” a Pew study said. […] Read More

The U.S. cities with the most “post-Christian” residents are primarily located on the U.S. coasts, a Barna study found, with eight of the top 10 cities on the East Coast. […] Read More

More than three-fourths of U.S. adults say recent reports of clergy abuse reflect a continuing problem, a report says. And two-thirds say they’ve never heard clergy speak out about sexual harassment, assault or abuse. […] Read More