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U.S. Religious Landscape Survey

Sponsor: The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
Released: 2008-06

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While Americans still have sharp differences on issues like abortion, homosexuality and evolution, there is growing consensus among people of faith on issues related to poverty, the environment and pursuing peace through diplomacy. The Religious Landscape Survey includes responses from 35,000 respondents, and has spurred further, topical analysis.

Palin V.P. Nomination Puts Pentecostalism in the Spotlight Taken together, Pentecostals make up 4.4% of the adult population. But they account for 8.5% of all Protestants, including 13% of members of evangelical churches and 14% of members of historically black churches. Pentecostals are more likely than other members of evangelical and historically black churches to express conservative views on abortion and homosexuality. http://pewforum.org/docs/?DocID=345

Alaskans in Religious Landscape Survey: In response to the nomination of Governor Sarah Palin for the GOP vice presidential slot, the Pew Forum used the Religious Landscape Survey to analyze the religious landscape of Alaska. They found that Alaskans tend to be somewhat less religious than other Americans, but their views on several social and moral issues closely resemble the views of the public overall. http://pewforum.org/docs/?DocID=343

Catholics in Religious Landscape Survey: The first page of a three-page report draws on the U.S. Religious Landscape Survey of 2007. (Pages 2 and 3 draw on the Annual Religion and Public Life Survey of 2007, and are found classified under that survey. http://www.pewforum.org/docs/?DocID=293