Top Fall 2020 Sermon Topics: Election, Pandemic, Racism

Top Fall 2020 Sermon Topics: Election, Pandemic, Racism

Most U.S. churchgoers heard sermons in the fall of 2020 that mentioned the pandemic, the election and/or racism, according to a Pew Research Center report published July 8. Pew analyzed sermons published online between Aug. 31 and Nov. 8, 2020, finding that 83% of all...
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...
Reaction & Response: Nations Lean Toward Inclusivity

Reaction & Response: Nations Lean Toward Inclusivity

Fewer people in the United States, United Kingdom, France and Germany believe that to truly belong in their nation a person must have been born there, be a Christian, share customs and traditions and speak the dominant language. According to a Pew Research Center...