Category Archives: Faith

Could religiously unaffiliated “nones” swing this election?

Fresh attention to the large share of U.S. voters who are not religiously affiliated raises a question this election year: Could politicians exploit this voting bloc? As a sociologist who studies politics and religion, Evan Stewart at UMass Boston has … Continue reading

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Do evangelical Christians support Biden or Trump? Yes.

Whether evangelical Christian voters lean left or right depends greatly on the tradition they follow. Evangelicals are not a monolith and have different practices and political beliefs. A Pew Research Center survey in April of 7,166 registered voters found diverging … Continue reading

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Gen Z women leading exodus from churches

We keep learning more about the declining number of people in pews. This month’s news, which can’t be good for churches, is that younger women now seem to be leading the exodus. The Survey Center of American Life reports that, … Continue reading

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U.S. people agree: Discrimination against Jews and Muslims is up

The Israel-Hamas war has polarized people in the U.S. and pushed those who feel it is unsafe to state their position to the sidelines of silence. However, a Pew Research Center study on free seech and discrimination against Jews and … Continue reading

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And then there will be none

Krysten Sinema of Arizona announced this week that she will not seek re-election to the U.S. Senate. The move has stirred election year speculation about what this will mean for the balance of power in Washington, D.C. Sinema announced in … Continue reading

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Sikhs in U.S. vote on independent Khalistan

This might be flying under your news radar, but there are significant developments happening in the United State involving Sikh people. If you’ve missed it, it’s probably not negligence. While Sikhi is the fifth largest religion in the world with … Continue reading

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Yes, Amish people do shop at Walmart — at their peril

We are working to publish “100 Questions and Answers About Mennonites and the Amish” and were asked this question: “Do the Amish go to stores like Walmart and eat at fast-food places?” We saw proof this month that our answer … Continue reading

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For religiously unaffiliated, numbers and acceptance are related

The part of the U.S. population that does not belong to a formal religion has been growing — or is not. Researchers seem to be in a wait-and-see mode. This group is the subject of a new Bias Busters guide … Continue reading

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ADL details rising antisemitism in U.S.

Anti-Jewish tropes are gaining traction, especially among the young according to a comprehensive antisemitism survey released this week. The Anti-Defamation League this week reported results from a survey of literature and survey of more than 4,000 adults. Topline results: * … Continue reading

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Sikh American women hear cheers and whispers

Monday was bittersweet for Sikh American women. On Monday, Manpreet Monica Singh became the first Sikh American female judge in the United States. The Houston born judge was sworn in as a Harris County, Texas, judge. Her father immigrated to … Continue reading

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