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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

With three exceptions, liberals and conservatives have double-digit percent differences on 21 moral issues, a report said. Their greatest divisions were on abortion and gay and lesbian relations. […] Read More

Compared to older groups of adults, Christian millennials in the U.S. are most likely to say they feel called to their work and desire to use their gifts to help others, a survey found. […] Read More

Communities in the U.S. in which many residents struggle in their daily lives and have little chance for social mobility are more likely to feel the criminal justice system discriminates against them, a report says. […] Read More

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