Posts Tagged ‘Pew Research Centre’

Have the nones jumped the shark? Maybe.

Monday, May 27th, 2024
the nones

Since the mid-2000s, the fastest-growing religious group in America has been the so-called nones. The percentage of Americans who claim no religious affiliation nearly doubled from 2007 (16 percent) to 2022 (31 percent). They’re becoming a force in American culture and one of the largest segments of the religious landscape, according to Pew Research. Waning Read more

25% still attending church online

Monday, June 26th, 2023
Online services

Online services are hitting the spot with about a quarter of Americans, a Pew Research Centre poll has found. The November 2022 survey of over 11,000 US adults focused on how many were engaging in online worship and how they felt about the experience. Post-pandemic, the online option is still a popular choice. While most Read more

Faith can prosper in online services

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Faith can prosper even when the only services available are online, a new Pew Research survey shows. Even though the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has seen places of worship in the United States – as elsewhere – close for several weeks, many have livestreamed their services online. In April this year the Pew Research Centre (via Read more

US confidence in Pope down by two-to-one

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

US Catholics’ confidence in Pope Francis’s ability to handle the sex abuse crisis besetting the Church is down by a two-to-one margin, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. The survey results released this week show: 30% of American Catholic adults say Francis is doing an “excellent” or a “good” job addressing the issue Read more

Rising tide of restrictions on religion

Friday, September 28th, 2012

A rising tide of restrictions on religion spread across the world between mid-2009 and mid-2010, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life. Restrictions on religion rose in each of the five major regions of the world – including in the Americas and sub-Saharan Africa, the two regions Read more

US report: Religious intolerance on the rise worldwide

Friday, September 21st, 2012

A report released on Thursday by the US thinktank Pew Research Centre’s Forum on Religion and Public Life notes a sharp rise in religious restrictions worldwide. The report titled “The Rising Tide of Restrictions on Religion” shows a six percent increase in restrictions in the four years until 2010. The report cites evidence that paints Read more