If Rhode Island legalizes same-sex marriage, New England will become the first region in the U.S. where all of the states allow gay and lesbian couples to marry legally. What are the religious roots of these concentrated levels of support?
Today is the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, which established American women’s constitutional right to an abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy. But although a majority of Americans have consistently supported legal abortion since the Roe ruling, the country remains deeply divided over the procedure.
Affiliated Scholar Paul A. Djupe explores data which sheds light on the level of racial resentment toward Obama among white Americans.
For the first time since the recession, illegal immigration from Mexico is on the rise. This might not seem like a good thing, but some say it’s a sign that the American economy is improving.
Democrats are touting same-sex marriage, which appeared for the first time on this year’s Democratic Party platform.
A group of atheists decided to transcend party lines by launching dual billboard campaigns, deriding the religious faith of both Romney and Obama.
This week on State of Belief Radio, I provided some context in a segment about recent claims that black Americans will abandon President Obama over his endorsement of same-sex marriage. I observed: What the poll really reveals is that these issues rank very, very low on minority voters’ radar screens. We had, for example, less than one in five, so only 18% saying, for example, that the issue of same-sex marriage… more
A new study from the Center for the Study of Theological Education at Auburn Theological Seminary shows that it’s no longer rare for seminary students to graduate with tens of thousands of dollars in student debt.
In May, Barack Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage. Will this controversial move erode Obama’s popularity within the black community?
A group of black pastors are calling on black Americans to rethink their overwhelming support of Barack Obama, because of his recent endorsement of same-sex marriage.