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Catholics, White Main Line Protestants Show Most Growth on Support for Same-Sex Marriage

Catholics, White Main Line Protestants Show Most Growth on Support for Same-Sex Marriage Source: Public Religion Research Institute One quarter more Catholics (25 percent) and white mainline Protestants (26 percent) favor legalizing same-sex marriage than they did in 2003. This increase means majorities of both religious traditions now support same-sex marriage—60 percent of Catholics and […]

Generational and Time Period Differences in American Adolescents’ Religious Orientation, 1966–2014

Generational and Time Period Differences in American Adolescents’ Religious Orientation, 1966–2014 Source: PLoS ONE In four large, nationally representative surveys (N = 11.2 million), American adolescents and emerging adults in the 2010s (Millennials) were significantly less religious than previous generations (Boomers, Generation X) at the same age. The data are from the Monitoring the Future […]

Mainline Protestants make up shrinking number of U.S. adults

Mainline Protestants make up shrinking number of U.S. adults Source: Pew Research Center Pew Research Center’s 2014 Religious Landscape Study finds that 14.7% of U.S. adults are affiliated with the mainline Protestant tradition – a sharp decline from 18.1% when our last Religious Landscape Study was conducted in 2007. Mainline Protestants have declined at a […]