Most members of the American public like churches but dislike banks and news media, new research shows. Republicans are far more positive towards churches than Democrats, the report says.
When Pope Francis canonizes Mother Teresa on Sunday, he’ll be honoring a nun who won admirers around the world and a Nobel Peace Prize for her joy-filled dedication to the “poorest of the poor.” He’ll also be recognizing holiness in a woman who felt so abandoned by God.
Hugh Jackman, who is set to play St Paul in an upcoming film about the apostle’s life, has spoken out about his own religious faith. In a candid interview with Parade magazine, Jackman said he was “brought up very religious”. […]
In spite of a move away from organized religion in much of the country, Tennessee is still firmly evangelical Christian, according to a recent MTSU poll. And that faith shapes the way the state leans on hot-button issues, the finds show. The “scientifically-valid” poll was conducted last month and surveyed 600 randomly-selected Tennessee adults, the school’s pollsters said of the twice-annual questionnaire.
A new poll recently published highlights the secular trend sweeping the country given that one in five Americans now describe themselves as religiously unaffiliated. The survey, conducted by The Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life in conjunction with PBS’ Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, found that one-fifth of Americans – and nearly a third of adults under 30 – are religiously unaffiliated today. This marks the highest percentages that have ever been recorded by Pew Research Center polling.