May. 13, 2004

Global Gender Gaps

By Nicole Speulda and Mary McIntosh

Apr. 10, 2001

Faith-Based Funding Backed, But Church-State Doubts Abound

Introduction and Summary As religion plays a more prominent role in public life, sharp divisions of opinion about the mixing of church and state are apparent. Most notably, while the public expresses strong support for the idea of faith-based groups receiving government funding to provide social services, in practice, it has many reservations. Most Americans […]

Apr. 10, 2001

Section I. Funding for Faith-Based Organizations: Broader Support, Deeper Differences

The public acknowledges that religious organizations play a constructive role in American life. Three-quarters of Americans say churches, synagogues and other houses of worship contribute to solving important social problems. Roughly one-quarter say churches contribute a great deal to solving important problems, and those who hold this view are among the most likely to strongly […]

Jun. 25, 1996

The Diminishing Divide…American Churches, American Politics

Introduction and Summary Religion is a strong and growing force in the way Americans think about politics. It has a bearing on political affiliation, political values, policy attitudes and candidate choice. Its increasing influence on political opinion and behavior rivals factors such as race, region, age, social class and gender. More specifically, religion has a […]