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Results for Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

Christmas in America: Belief in the Virgin Birth and Visits from Santa
Originally Posted: 12/18/2013 - 1:44pm | Type: Blog

Nearly one in three Americans, including many with no little children at home and those with no religious identity, say they pretend Santa will visit their house on Christmas Eve. ...

Pope Francis to Encounter a Church in Crisis in Brazil
Originally Posted: 07/19/2013 - 10:42am | Type: Blog

Six years ago, then-Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Buenos Aires attended a gathering of Latin American bishops at the Marian shrine of Aparecida in Rio de Janeiro and called for the Roman Catholic Church to go to ...

Is the Growth of the Nonreligious Good or Bad? Americans are Divided
Originally Posted: 07/08/2013 - 11:13am | Type: Blog

Nearly half of all Americans — 48 percent — say the growing number of nonreligious people is “bad for society,” according to a poll conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. ...

Study: Religious Oppression Rises Despite Arab Spring
Originally Posted: 06/21/2013 - 9:39am | Type: Blog

People who hoped the Arab Spring would lead to greater religious freedom across the Middle East have been sorely disappointed, and a new Pew study confirms that the region has grown even more repressive for va ...

Online Muslim Forums Foster Tolerance and Fuel Vitriol
Originally Posted: 06/13/2013 - 2:38pm | Type: Blog

Amid calls to get more Muslims using the Internet, experts who have studied Muslims online caution that the virtual Islamic community can be a “double-edged sword.” Amid calls to ...