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Most Americans believe God and U.S. have special relationship

Most Americans believe God has a special relationship with the United States, and they’re optimistic the best is yet to come.

       
Americans like their red-white-and-blue patriotism—mostly

Americans like their red-white-and-blue patriotism—mostly

A new survey finds flag-waving, All-American Fourth of July celebrations are tempered by concerns the nation isn’t the moral leader it once was, Christians face discrimination here at home and some folks aren’t “truly American.”

       
Many Americans believe Islam threatens religious freedom in U.S.

Many Americans believe Islam threatens religious freedom in U.S.

An almost equal number of Americans believe Islam poses as great a threat to their own nation’s religious liberty as consider it a danger to religious freedom internationally, new research shows.

       
Most Americans expect gay marriage to sweep the country

Most Americans expect gay marriage to sweep the country

Most Americans—including people from every major religious group—predict gay marriage will be legalized nationwide when a hotly anticipated Supreme Court ruling is announced soon.

       
Americans prefer ‘pro-choice’ label by biggest margin in seven years

Americans prefer ‘pro-choice’ label by biggest margin in seven years

Despite Americans’ shifting opinions on a range of moral and ethical issues, abortion foes have been encouraged by numbers showing opposition to abortion rights appears to have resisted serious slippage and is even gaining traction.

       
U.S. ‘nones’ open to wide range of Christian denominations

U.S. ‘nones’ open to wide range of Christian denominations

Even Americans who supposedly are turned off to religion have a surprising openness to Christian churches, a new survey finds.

       
American views of same-sex marriage divided by faith & friendship

American views of same-sex marriage divided by faith & friendship

Americans who say they have gay or lesbian friends are twice as likely to agree gay marriage should be legal. Fewer than half of Americans say homosexuality is sinful. And evangelicals increasingly are at odds with American culture over same-sex relationships.

       
More than body cameras needed to stop police violence, some religious leaders say

More than body cameras needed to stop police violence, some say

Body cameras for police are needed to ensure justice in the wake of the recent officer-involved shooting death of Walter Scott in North Charleston, S.C., some religious leaders assert.

       
Future map of religions reveals a world of change

Future map of religions reveals a world of change

The results of a six-year study by the Pew Research Center projects that Muslims will overtake Christians numerically by the end of this century and that India will become the world’s largest Muslim country.

       
Most Americans see churches as valuable but dying

Most Americans see churches as valuable but dying

Most Americans believe church is on the decline, even though the overwhelming majority say they find value in attending, according to a new survey by LifeWay Research.

       
Millennials the ‘don’t judge’ generation on sexual morality

Millennials the ‘don’t judge’ generation on sexual morality

A new study shows Millennials are reluctant to make blanket black-and-white moral pronouncements about issues they see as complex - like sexual behavior, gender identity, abortion and contraception.

       
Some Baptists embrace effort to root out ‘poser’ Christians

Some Baptists embrace effort to root out ‘poser’ Christians

Author and blogger Jarrid Wilson says posers are those who claim Jesus but don’t put him at the center of their lives. Some ministers couldn’t agree more.

       
'90 Minutes in Heaven' headed to big screen

'90 Minutes in Heaven' headed to big screen

The best-selling story of a Texas Baptist minister declared dead in a car wreck who woke up 90 minutes later claiming he had been to heaven is headed to the big screen this fall.

       
God, family and country? Not exactly, poll reveals

God, family and country? Not exactly, poll reveals

“God, family and country” might make for a heart-tugging country music tune, but that’s not really how most Americans rank the strongest influences on their personal identity.

       
Many Americans find meaning in vampire and zombie tales, Baylor prof says

Many find meaning in vampire and zombie tales, Baylor prof says

Baylor University professor Greg Garrett says popular books and films dealing with afterlife issues reveal the spiritual questions of many Americans, including those who are unaffiliated with churches.

       
 
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