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  1. Acknowledgements
    This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Find related reports online at pewresearch.org/religion. Research Team Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director of Research Becka A. Alper, Research Associate Elizabeth Podrebarac Sciupac, Research Associate Claire Gecewicz, Research Analyst Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher        […]
  2. 1. Beliefs about the nature of God
    Virtually all U.S. Christians say they believe in God or a higher power of some kind. Among evangelical Protestants, 91% put their faith in God “as described in the Bible,” as do 92% of those in the historically black Protestant tradition. Most Catholics and mainline Protestants also believe in the God of the Bible, though […]
  3. 2. Beliefs about God’s involvement in the world
    About three-quarters of Americans say they try to talk to God or another higher power. And 28% indicate that their attempts at communication are answered, saying God or the spiritual force in the universe talks directly with them. Communicating with God is most common among evangelical Protestants and those in the historically black Protestant tradition, […]
  4. Methodology
    The American Trends Panel (ATP), created by Pew Research Center, is a nationally representative panel of randomly selected U.S. adults recruited from landline and cellphone random-digit-dial surveys. Panelists participate via monthly self-administered web surveys. Panelists who do not have internet access are provided with a tablet and wireless internet connection. Data in this report are […]
  5. When Americans Say They Believe in God, What Do They Mean?
    Nine-in-ten Americans believe in a higher power, but only a slim majority believe in God as described in the Bible.
  6. Muslims in America: Immigrants and those born in U.S. see life differently in many ways
  7. Video: Being Muslim in the U.S.
    This video offers a look inside the beliefs and attitudes of Muslims in America; it features data from Pew Research Center’s 2017 survey, as well as the personal stories of Muslims from across the United States. For more information, read the survey report: “U.S. Muslims Concerned About Their Place in Society, but Continue to Believe […]
  8. El papa Francisco aún es muy apreciado en EE. UU., pero están apareciendo signos de desencanto
    Después de cinco años de pontificado del papa Francisco, la amplia mayoría de católicos estadounidenses siguen teniendo una opinión favorable del pontífice argentino, y la mayoría dice que representa un cambio importante y positivo para la Iglesia Católica Romana. Sin embargo, una nueva encuesta de Pew Research Center ha detectado signos de un creciente descontento […]
  9. Pope Francis Still Highly Regarded in U.S., but Signs of Disenchantment Emerge
    American Catholics continue to have a favorable opinion of Francis. Yet there are signs of growing disenchantment with the Argentine pontiff, particularly among Catholic Republicans.
  10. Acknowledgements
    This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Find related reports online at pewresearch.org/religion. Primary Researchers Elizabeth Podrebarac Sciupac, Research Associate Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director of Research Research Team Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher Becka A. Alper, Research Associate Claire Gecewicz, […]

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