Allison Pond
Allison Pond is the national edition editor for the Deseret News. She previously worked for the Pew†Research†Center†on national and international surveys, including studies of young people and religion, Mormons in the U.S. and evangelical leaders worldwide. She earned a masterís degree from Georgetown University in Public Policy with an emphasis in educational, family and social policy and a†BA from Brigham Young University in Communications with an emphasis in print journalism.

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It's Darwin Day — the 207th anniversary of the birth of scientist Charles Darwin, marked worldwide by hundreds of events. But not everyone is celebrating.
Many people turn to food when they're feeling stressed, tired, or even bored, according to the Mayo Clinic, but now researchers have discovered another reason you may be eating when you're not actually hungry: ...
Americans gave more than $18.2 billion to charity in 2015, a 1.6 percent increase over 2014 that reflects the strengthening economy. Religious causes receive the most money each year, and December and June are ...
In his first appearance at a U.S. mosque, President Barack Obama on Wednesday said he wanted to refute “inexcusable political rhetoric against Muslim-Americans" from Republican presidential candidates.
The Super Bowl is the largest sex trafficking event of the year. Or is it?
Candidates’ charitable donations are clearly among the tools campaigns use to spin stories about themselves and their opponents. But do voters care?
A new report finds that inequality is growing, with the 62 richest people in the world controlling the same amount of wealth as the poorest half of the earth's population. Some free market economists say that i...
Volunteers, government workers and business leaders worked to get the homeless shelter and food during Winter Storm Jonas.
A growing body of research suggests that hearing others' stories can increase empathy and understanding, influence our judgments and opinions and inspire us to action. Stories help us broaden our perspective on...
Many veterans experience "moral injury," or guilt and shame over things they saw or did in war. Churches are uniquely positioned to help vets heal from moral injury, but uninformed efforts to help can backfire.