Why Do I Stay in the Church?

Why Do I Stay in the Church?

How can you continue to stay in a church that played such a pivotal part in setting up and maintaining residential schools for the Indigenous people of Canada? How can you stay in a church that did that? These were the first questions I received from the audience...
Why Many Adults Cite Religion for Vaccine Snub

Why Many Adults Cite Religion for Vaccine Snub

A strong majority (76%) of U.S. adults say they have been, or plan to be, vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a June 7 Gallup report. This is good news, but it means roughly 24% of the nation is vaccine resistant. As these numbers have only slightly fluctuated...
Most Believe Religion’s Influence Declining

Most Believe Religion’s Influence Declining

Most U.S. adults feel religion’s influence is in decline, according to a Gallup report published June 21. Only 16% of respondents said they believe religion’s influence is increasing, a 22-point drop from April 2020 and only two points above the all-time low of 14% in...
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...