Majority Favors Death Penalty Despite Doubts

Majority Favors Death Penalty Despite Doubts

A majority (60%) of U.S. adults support the death penalty for people convicted of murder, according to a Pew Research Center report published June 2. This is down slightly from 2020 when 65% of all respondents favored the death penalty for murder convictions....
Record Level of US Supports Same-Sex Marriage

Record Level of US Supports Same-Sex Marriage

A record number of U.S. adults (70%) say same-sex marriage “should be recognized by the law as valid” and convey the same rights as “traditional marriages,” according to a Gallup report published June 8. This is up three points from 2020 and an increase of 43 points...
Turnout Trends Up for In-Person Religious Services

Turnout Trends Up for In-Person Religious Services

U.S. adults are attending in-person religious services in increasing numbers, according to a Gallup report published June 2. In early May, 20% of respondents said they attended services at a church, synagogue, mosque or temple during the past week. This is a...
White Evangelicals Most Likely to Affirm QAnon Tenets

White Evangelicals Most Likely to Affirm QAnon Tenets

Nearly a quarter (22%) of all white evangelical Protestants in the U.S. affirm three central QAnon beliefs, according to a report published by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) on May 27. PRRI’s survey presented respondents with the following three QAnon...
Alcohol, Drug, Suicide Deaths Doubled Since ’99

Alcohol, Drug, Suicide Deaths Doubled Since ’99

The number of annual deaths in the U.S. from alcohol, drugs and suicide has more than doubled in the past two decades, according to a report from The Well Being Trust published May 12. There were roughly 156,000 deaths in 2019 due to alcohol, drugs and suicide, up...