April, 2011

Book Chapter | Faith, Politics, and Sexual Diversity in Canada and the United States


Synopsis The recent agitation of lesbians, gays, and other sexual minorities for political recognition has provoked a heated response among religious activists, many of whom fear that moral decay is a necessary accompaniment to the public recognition of sexual diversity. In this remarkable comparative study, expert authors explore the tenacity of anti-gay sentiment, as well as the dramatic shifts in public attitudes towards gay and lesbian groups across all faith […]

Survey | Plurality of Americans believe capitalism at odds with Christian values


The new PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey was conducted by Public Religion Research Institute in partnership with Religion News Service amidst contentious budget negotiations in Congress. Ambivalence about Compatibility of Capitalism and Christianity Overall more Americans believe that Christian values are at odds with capitalism and the free market than believe theyare compatible. This pattern also holds among Christians. Among Christians in the U.S., only 38% believe capitalism and the free […]