"Government restrictions on religion and social hostilities involving religion increased in 2015 for the first time in three years, according to Pew Research Center’s latest annual study on global restrictions on religion."
"Barna has released a report on the first of a two-part exploration of faith and spirituality outside the church, looking at the 'fascinating segment of the American population who, as the saying goes, love Jesus but not the church.'"
"In the United States . . . women are more likely than men to say religion is "very important' in their lives (60% vs. 47%)... American women also are more likely than American men to say they pray daily (64% vs. 47%) and attend religious services at least once a week (40% vs. 32%)....According to media accounts, women so outnumber men in the pews of many U.S.