According to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
, 45% of Americans with no education beyond high school subscribe to a literal interpretation of the Bible.
The methodology behind figures such as the ones in this table and those produced by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
is the subject of a forthcoming book on religious demography: The World's Religions in Figures: An Introduction to International Religious Demography, by Todd M.
The path it blazed was reinforced by the continuing deeply religious character of up to half of the American people, the shifting doctrines of the Supreme Court, the faith-based initiative of the Bush Administration, liberal Democrats getting the message that religion counts in the minds of many voters, the efforts of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
to enlighten journalists on religious issues, and the work of other foundations, think tanks, and academic centers studying religion and society.
The survey, conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
, is particularly important because the U.S.
Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
: Faith-based initiative poll,
The same study, which polled 1,515 adults through random-digit dialing telephone interviews, found that 55 percent of Americans believed that "it is a sin to engage in homosexual behavior, and that view is much more prevalent among those who have a high level of religious commitment (76%)" (Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
"While Christian conservatives are a large minority, they are not the majority," says John Green, senior fellow in religion and American politics at the nonpartisan, nonadvocacy Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
. "If it just came to raw dollars and cents, they don't have the same kind of influence they have politically." And, he adds, "a lot of religious conservatives actually don't have a problem buying goods and services their leaders disapprove of."
* The Marriage Factor: "Among both the youngest and oldest cohorts," a 2003 study by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
found, "those who know someone who is gay are about twice as likely to favor gay marriage as those who do not." The expansion of gay parenting means people who might not otherwise encounter gay couples will be more likely to see them at PTA meetings and Little League games.
The booklet is available from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
. (202) 955-5075; www.pewforum.org
A report issued by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
finds that religious advocacy groups in the nation's capital are growing and that most of the largest organizations are affiliated with the Religious Right or the Roman Catholic hierarchy.
The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
survey made public on August 15, 2010, showed that Africa is the most religious continent in the world.
Nevada (US), Sep 29 (ANI): Atheists and agnostics outperformed the religious people on a new USA wide survey of religious knowledge conducted by Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life