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Religious Knowledge in the U.S.

Sponsor: Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
Released: 2010-10

Atheists and agnostics, Jews and Mormons are among the highest-scoring groups on a new survey of religious knowledge, outperforming evangelical Protestants, mainline Protestants and Catholics on questions about the core teachings, history and leading figures of major world religions. On questions about Christianity – including a battery of questions about the Bible – Mormons (7.9 […]

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A Comparative Portrait of Conservative and Progressive Religious Activists in the 2008 Election and Beyond

Sponsor: Public Religion Research Institute
Released: 2009-09

Conservative and progressive religious activists are deeply religious, but have strikingly different religious profiles. In terms of religious affiliation, conservative activists are almost exclusively Christian, whereas progressive activists are more diverse. Among conservative activists, 54% identify as evangelical Protestant, 35% as Roman Catholic, and 9% with Mainline Protestantism. Among progressive activists, 44% identify as Mainline […]

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2009 Annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion

Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Released: 2009-10

The data reported here are from the 2009 Annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion, sponsored by the American Jewish Committee. Among the topics covered in the present survey are U.S.-Israel relations, the Arab-Israel conflict, and the Iran nuclear threat. Many of the questions appearing in the survey are new; others are drawn from previous American […]

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Ideology among U.S. Religious Groups

Sponsor: Gallup
Released: 2010-01

The 59% of Mormons who identify as conservative is the largest such percentage of any major religious group included in this analysis. The next-most-conservative group are Protestants (including non-Catholic Christians), with 46% identifying as conservative. Thirty-nine percent of Catholics are conservative. Less than a quarter of Jews, Muslims, those who identify with other religions, and […]

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Religion among the Milennials

Sponsor: Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
Released: 2010-02

By some key measures, Americans ages 18 to 29 are considerably less religious than older Americans. Yet in other ways, Millennials remain fairly traditional in their religious beliefs and practices. In their social and political views, young adults are clearly more accepting than older Americans of homosexuality, more inclined to see evolution as the best […]

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