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Voting on faith: How religion affected the 2012 election

Voters who say they have no religious commitment voted overwhelmingly for Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential race, while the religiously committed tended to split their votes. However, it was... read more >

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Challenging Religious Freedom In The Modern Age

Historically, most court cases alleging abridgment of the constitutional right to the free exercise of religion have come from minority faiths whose practices have seemed alien to the dominant American... read more >

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Ahmadiyya Muslims, Peace and Heresy

In the aftermath of 9/11, many non-Muslim Americans have publicly asked why the “nonviolent Muslims” have not made themselves visible. In a seven-minute video report, Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly correspondent... read more >

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Seventh-day Adventism and Good Health

Adventists emphasize a healthy diet and lifestyle as important expressions of their faith, leading to high life expectations in the Adventist population. According to Professor Larry Beeson of Loma Linda... read more >

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American Buddhism on the Rise

Americans interviewed at the third annual BuddhaFest discuss what they find attractive in Buddhism and what they perceive to be the links between Buddhism and Christianity in a 4½-minute slide... read more >

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The ARDA YouTube Channel

The Association of Religion Data Archives, a repository for quality data on religion, has a YouTube channel featuring videos from a range of Christian and non-Christian faith traditions. Varying in... read more >

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The Faith Matters Survey, 2006

Harvard University commissioned a survey of 3,100 Americans about their religion and their social and political engagements to help clarify the correlation between belief and behavior among various religious subpopulations.... 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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Courting the Hispanic Evangelical Vote, 2012

Hispanics are now about 16 percent of the total U.S. population; some 10 million – most of them younger adults – are evangelicals.  The Hispanic vote is crucial in many... 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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Is Pence Right About The Growth of Religion in the US?

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