Pew Research

New from Pew: “Four-in-ten Americans perceive conflict between their religious beliefs and mainstream culture”

"The survey also shows, however, that Christians are somewhat more likely to think their religion’s perceived decline in influence is a temporary, rather than permanent, change. In addition, just one-in-five U.S. Christians, including a third of white evangelical Protestants, see themselves as members of a minority group because of their religious beliefs.

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New from Pew: “45% of people who attend services at least a few times a year are ‘unsure’ of their clergy’s partisan leanings”

"When politics does come up from the pulpit, a majority of those in the pews (62%) say they agree with their leaders. The political overlap is particularly strong among evangelical Protestants, three-quarters of whom (76%) say they agree with their pastor’s political opinions, the survey found." - Christianity Today

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Pew: Black Protestants, Evangelicals Top Rankings for Longest Sermons

"...an analysis by the Pew Research Center—billed as the first of its kind—of 49,719 sermons delivered in April and May that were shared online by 6,431 churches. Pew described its research as 'the most exhaustive attempt to date to catalogue and analyze American religious sermons.'" - Christianity Today

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Pew research: “Christians — as well as Jews and people of no faith — live in the smallest households.”

"And, again, researchers found that Christians — as well as Jews and people of no faith — live in the smallest households. In the U.S., the three groups live in similarly sized households, on average — 3.4 people for Christians, 3.2 for people of no faith and 3.0 for Jews... .Muslims across the globe live in the biggest households, with the average Muslim residing in a home of 6.4 people." - RNS

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Pew: In U.S., Decline of Christianity Continues at Rapid Pace

"65% of American adults describe themselves as Christians when asked about their religion, down 12 percentage points over the past decade. Meanwhile, the religiously unaffiliated share of the population, consisting of people who describe their religious identity as atheist, agnostic or 'nothing in particular,' now stands at 26%, up from 17% in 2009." - Pew

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