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More than two-thirds of teenagers see at least one expression of religious faith at their public schools, a report said. The most common expression they witness is wearing clothing or jewelry with religious symbols. […] Read More

When people from their own political party have said or done something they consider unacceptable, less than half of US evangelicals said they have spoken out against it, a LifeWay survey found. […] Read More

U.S. adults have a negative view of the ethics of leaders of key institutions, and clergy are no exception, a survey found. More than two-thirds said clergy acted unethically some of the time or all or most of the time. […] Read More

Approval of unions among US adults ticked upward again this year, rising two points to 64%, a Gallup poll found. It’s the highest support level since 2003 (65%) and the third year in a row that approval was above 60%. […] Read More

The percent of U.S. adults under 30 who have confidence in religious leaders lags well behind older adults, with 50% of adults ages 18-29 expressing confidence compared to 71% of those 50 and older, a report says. […] Read More

The US public’s views on abortion have remained largely stable over the years. Those who think it should be legal in all cases rose to 23%, while those who believe it should be illegal in all cases dropped to 15%. […] Read More

The old saying goes never discuss politics or religion, but a recent Gallup survey discovered that people are six times more likely to talk about politics than religion with friends and family. […] Read More

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