(The Christian Science Monitor) After California approved a law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives, joining several other states authorizing that decision, the choice is now available to nearly one in six Americans.
(RNS) The uses—and abuses—of public opinion polling made headlines last week after Fox News claimed it relied on surveys to select ten of 17 Republican presidential candidates for its prime-time nationally televised debate.
(RNS) Americans are all for religious freedom—but disagree on who can claim it.
Diverse religious groups are recognized—but Christians and Jews are significantly more welcome than atheists, and many don’t see a welcome mat for Muslims. And not everyone means the same thing when speaking of a “Christian” nation.
(RNS) Americans have less confidence in organized religion today than ever measured before—a sign that the church could be “losing its footing as a pillar of moral leadership in the nation’s culture,” a new Gallup survey found.
(RNS) The 2010 Affordable Care Act is now “woven into the fabric of America” and only the most “cynical” would turn back the clock on health reform, President Barack Obama told the Catholic Health Association on Tuesday.
Many Americans today don’t think they have a place for church in their lives.
“But they believe the church has a place for them, when or if they are interested,” said Scott McConnell, vice president of LifeWay Research, which issued a new survey in June on perceptions of religious denominations.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (RNS) President Obama went to Washington’s most politically connected synagogue Friday with a dual mission—to celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month and to mark the first “Solidarity Sabbath,” a campaign against anti-Semitism.