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Oct 06 2023
There's a global, fast-growing population of people without a religion. That's according to a new AP-NORC Poll.
Why it matters: Religion has long been a powerful force in society, touching politics, art and daily life. The rise of nonbelievers and people with no religious affiliation is diminishing its influence.
By the numbers: 3 in 10 U.S. adults said they had no religiousAxios
Oct 24 2023
Donald Trump is not understood to be a particularly religious person. When he launched his candidacy for the 2016 Republican nomination, he would insist that the Bible was his favorite book (edging out “The Art of the Deal”), although he was unable to identify a favorite passage or, at times, demonstrate much familiarity with it. As president, he rarely went to church — one exception beingWashington Post
Oct 23 2023
The notion of a hyper-religious rural America, one that stands in direct contrast to a modern and secularizing urban America, is pervasive. But the numbers just don’t support that stereotype.
Factors like income, race, partisanship, age, and education influence religious attendance more than geography does.
During my first semester of graduate school, I wrote a paper criticizingThe Daily Yonder
Apr 09 2023
Sunday was Easter. Passover ends on Thursday. What better time to consider the role of religion in American life and where its absence will inevitably lead us?
The results of the latest Wall Street Journal values poll, released late last month, should serve as a combination wake-up call and cold shower. Especially for the young, religion and patriotism are out. Greed is in.Washington Times
Sep 19 2023
INDIANAPOLIS — What exactly is Odinism? Richard Allen’s defense attorneys thrust it into the heart of the Delphi murder case in a 136-page court filing on Monday. A professor with a Ph.D. in World Religions told I-Team 8 that Odinism is a Pagan-based religion with its roots in the Nordic region of Europe. “For Odinists, this is sort of the religion of their blood,” Jefferson Calico, aWish TV
Sep 25 2023
‘Twisted’: Anti-religion group calls University’s mass campus baptism ‘inappropriate and unconstitutional’
An amazing thing happened at Auburn University on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Following a “Unite Auburn” worship event at the campus, more than 200 students moved about half a mile from the site of the program to a lake at Auburn’s Red Barn venue and were baptized. “This was a great moment of Auburn being Auburn!” Auburn senior Michael Floyd told Fox News Digital at the time. “Thousands gathered toBizpac Review
May 16 2023
The importance of religion in the lives of Americans is on the decline.
However, for people who do still attend religious services, they say they're optimistic about the future of their house of worship. Those are among the findings of a new report from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI).
Just 16% of Americans surveyed said religion is the most important thing in theirNPR (Online News)
Jul 06 2023
You might never suspect it, but Josh Hawley is a smart guy. He comes from a wealthy family and attended a tony private school where he was actually valedictorian. Then he was off to Stanford and finally on to Yale, where he was editor of the Yale Law Review. Like many of those who dominate the current Republican Party, Hawley’s loud and frequent ignorance about all things related to theDaily Kos
Mar 30 2023
“I just want a nice job with a nice amount of money and a nice car and a nice house and stuff like that.” — Nate, 14, in a focus group conducted by the Opinion section of The New York Times
Nate, you speak for America. This week, The Wall Street Journal published a survey showing steep declines since 1998 in the shares of Americans who said patriotism and religion were very important toNew York Times (Opinion)
Jun 20 2023
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to soon rule in the case of a Christian mailman who refused to work on Sundays.
The case centers on Gerald Groff in Pennsylvania, who was told that as part of his job with the U.S. Postal Service, he would need to start delivering Amazon packages on Sundays.
He declined, saying that his Sundays are for church and family. Officials with theNewsweek