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Religion News Surveys on Hot Button Topics, 2010

The 2010 Religion News Survey, conducted by Public Religion Research Institute, explored the intersection of religion and politics around several hot-button topics. The original survey instruments and codebook are available... read more >

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FACT Survey 2010, Orthodox Parishes Database

Faith Communities Today (FACT) is a national survey conducted by more than 26 faith traditions in the United States. Three major Orthodox Christian bodies were involved in FACT 2010, administering... read more >

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Churches and the Mentally Ill

One out of 10 people will experience a severe and persistent mental illness at some point in life. During the last 15 years, Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Atlanta has... read more >

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The Mosque in America: 1994 to 2000

Between 1994 and 2000, the number of mosques in the United States grew by 25 percent, and weekly attendance grew 75 percent. In 2000, 33 percent of mosque attendees were... read more >

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The Muslim Faith Group Page

More than 2 million adult Muslims regularly participate in worship activities at more than 2,100 mosques in the United States. The vast majority (75 percent) of those mosque’s leaders do... read more >

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The American Mosque 2011 Study

A study of Islamic mosques in the U.S. found that the number of mosques has increased by 74 percent since 2000 to 2,106, and the number of regular participants in... read more >

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Yoido Full Gospel: The Biggest Megachurch

The Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, South Korea, holds seven services each Sunday, for 200,000 worshippers. The main sanctuary seats 21,000, and services are translated into 16 languages to... read more >

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Data File: Examining the Effects of Spirituality on Health

A 2009 survey explored the effect on health of spiritual elements like meditation, having spiritual values, practicing forgiveness and experiencing religious support. The study looked at the influence of participating... read more >

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Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and Scientology

With the high-profile divorce of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Scientology has again come to the forefront of public conversation, due to Cruise’s long-standing involvement with the faith practice. The... read more >

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Nondenominational Church Attendance is Growing Sharply

Together, the independent and nondenominational churches of the U.S. constitute the third-largest cluster of religious adherents in the country and the second-largest cluster of churches. In 2012, an estimated 4... read more >

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What Brings You Happiness?

At Harvard Business Review, why the pursuit of money isn't bringing you joy -- and what will. [Read more]. "If there...

Communion Wafers: The Fine Art of Faith and Breadmaking

"The Order of the Brothers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel, or simply Carmelites, is a Roman Catholic...

Indiana Media Expands with Lily Foundation Help

WFYI Public Media and the eight other Indiana Public Broadcasting stations that make up IPB News will soon be hiring...

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