Pew Forum http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Pew Forum en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Sat, 27 Dec 2014 00:00:01 MST Sat, 27 Dec 2014 16:39:00 MST Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Muslims worldwide support democracy and religious freedom http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579249/Muslims-worldwide-support-democracy-and-religious-freedom.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579249/Muslims-worldwide-support-democracy-and-religious-freedom.html Most Muslims around the world would prefer living in a democracy that upholds religioius freedom, according to surveys... Thu, 02 May 2013 18:34:04 MDT Heaven on earth: Religion returns to the environment http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578729/Heaven-on-earth-Religion-returns-to-the-environment.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578729/Heaven-on-earth-Religion-returns-to-the-environment.html In anticipation of Earth Day, religious and environmental leaders gathered at the University of Utah Law School's 18th... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 13:50:00 MDT Evangelical leaders’ hard push on immigration reform belies divided membership http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578664/Evangelical-leaders7-hard-push-on-immigration-reform-belies-divided-membership.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578664/Evangelical-leaders7-hard-push-on-immigration-reform-belies-divided-membership.html Hundreds of evangelical pastors gathered in Washington to pray and lobby for immigration reform Wednesday. Their actions come... Sat, 20 Apr 2013 17:49:00 MDT #Prayforboston: Twitter users turn to God following Boston Marathon explosions http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765627013/Prayforboston-Twitter-users-turn-to-God-following-Boston-Marathon-explosions.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765627013/Prayforboston-Twitter-users-turn-to-God-following-Boston-Marathon-explosions.html At a time when religion's place in the public square is the topic of legal battles, Americans continue to turn to a higher... Mon, 15 Apr 2013 16:00:00 MDT My view: Christians are harassed more than any other religion in the world http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626227/Christians-are-harassed-more-than-any-other-religion-in-the-world.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626227/Christians-are-harassed-more-than-any-other-religion-in-the-world.html "Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world." So asserted German Chancellor Angela Merkel late last year,... Sun, 07 Apr 2013 00:00:00 MDT Polls show overwhelming support for new pope, hope for addressing clergy sex abuse http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576227/Polls-show-overwhelming-support-for-new-pope-hope-for-addressing-clergy-sex-abuse.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576227/Polls-show-overwhelming-support-for-new-pope-hope-for-addressing-clergy-sex-abuse.html New polls say large majorities of American Catholics are pleased with the election of Pope Francis, and the top issue they... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 07:50:00 MDT White House picks Baptist, religious liberty scholar to head faith-based office http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575846/White-House-picks-Baptist-religious-liberty-scholar-to-head-faith-based-office.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575846/White-House-picks-Baptist-religious-liberty-scholar-to-head-faith-based-office.html The White House has named a church-state legal scholar and consensus builder to head up the administration’s Office of... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:15:00 MDT The growth of interfaith activity since 9/11: Grass-roots groups get personal about faith http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574903/The-growth-of-interfaith-activity-since-911-Grass-roots-groups-get-personal-about-faith.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574903/The-growth-of-interfaith-activity-since-911-Grass-roots-groups-get-personal-about-faith.html Those who study and work in interreligious relations say when people are grounded in their own faith and can express that on... Sat, 09 Mar 2013 05:00:00 MST Electing a new pope: Catholic heirarchy follows process, rituals developed over centuries http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575220/Electing-a-new-pope-Catholic-heirarchy-follows-process-rituals-developed-over-centuries.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575220/Electing-a-new-pope-Catholic-heirarchy-follows-process-rituals-developed-over-centuries.html When the Roman Catholic Church's College of Cardinals decided this week to halt the daily press briefings by their American... Fri, 08 Mar 2013 09:50:00 MST Actress Roma Downey and husband call for greater Bible literacy http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574590/Actress-Roma-Downey-and-husband-call-for-greater-Bible-literacy.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574590/Actress-Roma-Downey-and-husband-call-for-greater-Bible-literacy.html Actress Roma Downey of “Touched by an Angel” fame and her husband Mark Burnett, producer of... Fri, 01 Mar 2013 14:05:00 MST Not so fast: Evangelicals differ with their leaders on immigration reform http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765623158/Not-so-fast-Evangelicals-differ-with-their-leaders-on-immigration-reform.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765623158/Not-so-fast-Evangelicals-differ-with-their-leaders-on-immigration-reform.html Evangelicals are not largely behind comprehensive immigration reform, which is commonly taken to mean a path to citizenship... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 23:35:00 MST NPR asks six young people why they are moving away from religion http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765620426/NPR-asks-six-young-people-why-they-are-moving-away-from-religion.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765620426/NPR-asks-six-young-people-why-they-are-moving-away-from-religion.html In this two-part interview, NPR's David Greene talks with six young adults in an attempt to understand why they are... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 11:47:19 MST Study examines relationship between mental health and religion, spirituality http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865570519/Study-examines-relationship-between-mental-health-and-religion-spirituality.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865570519/Study-examines-relationship-between-mental-health-and-religion-spirituality.html A study published this month in the British Journal of Psychiatry concluded that “people who have a spiritual... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 05:00:00 MST On religion, Capitol freshmen are more diverse than their incumbent colleagues http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765619472/On-religion-Capitol-freshmen-are-more-diverse-than-their-incumbent-colleagues.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765619472/On-religion-Capitol-freshmen-are-more-diverse-than-their-incumbent-colleagues.html The freshmen class of the 113th Congress is more religiously diverse than past incoming representatives and senators. Sat, 05 Jan 2013 00:00:00 MST Study shows large majority of world's population is religious http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865569092/Study-shows-large-majority-of-worlds-population-is-religious.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865569092/Study-shows-large-majority-of-worlds-population-is-religious.html More than eight in 10 of the world's 7 billion people identify with some form of religion, according to a new comprehensive... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 20:45:00 MST U.S. understanding of Mormons changed little in 2012, Pew poll shows http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865568833/US-understanding-of-Mormons-changed-little-in-2012-Pew-poll-shows.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865568833/US-understanding-of-Mormons-changed-little-in-2012-Pew-poll-shows.html The intense media scrutiny of the 2012 U.S presidential campaign appears to have made little difference in American... Sat, 15 Dec 2012 05:00:00 MST New U.S. Congress will be more religiously diverse, but still won't completely reflect religious landscape http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865567147/New-US-Congress-will-be-more-religiously-diverse-but-still-wont-completely-reflect-religious.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865567147/New-US-Congress-will-be-more-religiously-diverse-but-still-wont-completely-reflect-religious.html A new analysis of the 113th Congress shows the 2012 election will seat a legislative branch that is gradually moving toward... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 15:25:00 MST Religion may help aging Americans stay mentally fit http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765612232/Religion-may-help-aging-Americans-stay-mentally-fit.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765612232/Religion-may-help-aging-Americans-stay-mentally-fit.html In this Huffington Post article, David Briggs highlights the positive influence of religion on aging Americans. Wed, 17 Oct 2012 15:31:26 MDT The politics of race and religion in pie-chart form http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765603322/The-politics-of-race-and-religion-in-pie-chart-form.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765603322/The-politics-of-race-and-religion-in-pie-chart-form.html Take a look at the breakdown of the Republican and Democratic parties in these pie charts from The Washington Post. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 10:00:00 MDT Religious differences push need for better understanding of Eastern religions http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865561536/Religious-differences-push-need-for-better-understanding-of-Eastern-religions.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865561536/Religious-differences-push-need-for-better-understanding-of-Eastern-religions.html Experts say that educating children and public officials about the increasingly diverse faith traditions in their local... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 05:00:00 MDT Survey: Romney's Mormon religion may have little impact in election http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765592529/Survey-Romneys-Mormon-religion-may-have-little-impact-in-election.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765592529/Survey-Romneys-Mormon-religion-may-have-little-impact-in-election.html While a new survey of voters shows Mitt Romney's Mormon faith may have little consequence in November's election, some... Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:56:13 MDT Mitt Romney's Mormon religion will have little impact in election http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865559554/Mitt-Romneys-Mormon-religion-will-have-little-impact-in-election.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865559554/Mitt-Romneys-Mormon-religion-will-have-little-impact-in-election.html The latest Pew Forum survey shows few voters are concerned about Mitt Romney's Mormon faith, and those who are concerned say... Thu, 26 Jul 2012 10:35:16 MDT Americans tiring of hearing about God on campaign trail http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865555006/Americans-tiring-of-hearing-about-God-on-campaign-trail.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865555006/Americans-tiring-of-hearing-about-God-on-campaign-trail.html New survey from the Pew Forum for Religion and Public Life shows many Americans think politicians talk about religion too much. Wed, 02 May 2012 23:18:18 MDT In Utah, religion is truly an all-or-nothing proposition http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865553018/In-Utah-religion-is-truly-an-all-or-nothing-proposition.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865553018/In-Utah-religion-is-truly-an-all-or-nothing-proposition.html A new survey from Gallup details how Utah's religious observance is the most statistically extreme in the nation. Wed, 28 Mar 2012 08:51:53 MDT New survey of prison chaplains shines light on religious life in jail http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765562018/New-survey-of-prison-chaplains-shines-light-on-religious-life-in-jail.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765562018/New-survey-of-prison-chaplains-shines-light-on-religious-life-in-jail.html Four out of 10 state prison chaplains say religious extremism is somewhat or very common in the correctional facilities where... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 10:54:51 MDT Religion continues to splinter GOP, despite Nevada results http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700222761/Religion-continues-to-splinter-GOP-despite-Nevada-results.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700222761/Religion-continues-to-splinter-GOP-despite-Nevada-results.html Mon, 06 Feb 2012 20:03:10 MST LDS religious commitment high, Pew survey finds http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700215244/LDS-religious-commitment-high-Pew-survey-finds.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700215244/LDS-religious-commitment-high-Pew-survey-finds.html For the 1,019 self-identified Mormons who participated in the Pew survey, their theological position is clear: Mormons... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 18:48:31 MST Today in the Bloggernacle: Virtually follow the apostles around the world, and Pew Forum roundup http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705397287/Virtually-follow-the-apostles-around-the-world-and-Pew-Forum-roundup.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705397287/Virtually-follow-the-apostles-around-the-world-and-Pew-Forum-roundup.html Study the Pew Forum Mormon stats. View a new Mormon Messages video about the priesthood. Follow the apostles and prophets... Thu, 12 Jan 2012 17:55:27 MST Christianity has become less European over past century, study says http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700209059/Christianity-has-become-less-European-over-past-century-study-says.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700209059/Christianity-has-become-less-European-over-past-century-study-says.html LOS ANGELES — With the Christmas season under way, a new study finds that the Christian percentage of the world's... Thu, 22 Dec 2011 05:00:00 MST Being Mormon in a Mormon moment http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700176225/Being-Mormon-in-a-Mormon-moment.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700176225/Being-Mormon-in-a-Mormon-moment.html PROVO — Richard L. Bushman put the big headphones on his head for an interview with NPR in New York City. His biography... Sun, 04 Sep 2011 00:40:27 MDT Editorial: Religious tolerance http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700170169/Editorial-Religious-tolerance.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700170169/Editorial-Religious-tolerance.html Robert F. Kennedy once observed, "Ultimately, America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which... Fri, 12 Aug 2011 00:00:00 MDT Professor: the religious population will inherit the earth http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700138394/Professor-the-religious-population-will-inherit-the-earth.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700138394/Professor-the-religious-population-will-inherit-the-earth.html Question: Who will inherit the earth? Answer: Whoever has the most children, says Eric Kaufmann, professor of politics at the... Tue, 24 May 2011 15:35:41 MDT Deseret News hires Allison Pond as editorial writer http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700136555/Deseret-News-hires-Allison-Pond-as-editorial-writer.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700136555/Deseret-News-hires-Allison-Pond-as-editorial-writer.html SALT LAKE CITY — The Deseret News, Utah's oldest continually published daily newspaper, announced Thursday that it has... Thu, 19 May 2011 06:00:00 MDT The intersection of tea party and religion http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700119610/The-intersection-of-tea-party-and-religion.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700119610/The-intersection-of-tea-party-and-religion.html Fri, 18 Mar 2011 15:00:00 MDT Religious news: Coverage doubles in 2010, affects new media http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700117510/Religious-news-Coverage-doubles-in-2010-affects-new-media.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700117510/Religious-news-Coverage-doubles-in-2010-affects-new-media.html Defying some claims saying faith-fueled fervor in the U.S. is in decline, 2010 marked a year rife with religious interest and... Fri, 11 Mar 2011 15:00:00 MST Pew survey shows intersection of tea party and religion http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700114056/Pew-survey-shows-intersection-of-tea-party-and-religion.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700114056/Pew-survey-shows-intersection-of-tea-party-and-religion.html The same tea party that elicits such staunch support from white evangelical Christians is also anathema to Jews, black... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 10:37:50 MST Checking out of church: Are young people giving up on God? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700111535/Checking-out-of-church-Are-young-people-giving-up-on-God.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700111535/Checking-out-of-church-Are-young-people-giving-up-on-God.html This is how the pattern works: Young people go to church with their parents until college, then they start sleeping in and... Fri, 18 Feb 2011 23:17:23 MST Number of U.S. Muslims to double http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700104464/Number-of-US-Muslims-to-double.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700104464/Number-of-US-Muslims-to-double.html Muslims will be more than one-quarter of the Earth's population by 2030, according to a study released today. Wed, 26 Jan 2011 22:40:02 MST The religious makeup of Congress is unfazed by the 2010 election http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700100785/The-religious-makeup-of-Congress-is-unfazed-by-the-2010-election.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700100785/The-religious-makeup-of-Congress-is-unfazed-by-the-2010-election.html Fri, 14 Jan 2011 18:14:05 MST Poll shows relationship between voters, religion http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705386612/Poll-shows-relationship-between-voters-religion.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705386612/Poll-shows-relationship-between-voters-religion.html When it came to the midterm elections for the U.S. House of Representatives, two of the country's largest religious groups... Tue, 09 Nov 2010 15:30:00 MST Poll shows relationship between voters, religion http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700079727/Poll-shows-relationship-between-voters-religion.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700079727/Poll-shows-relationship-between-voters-religion.html When it came to the midterm elections for the U.S. House of Representatives, two of the country's largest religious groups... Mon, 08 Nov 2010 23:03:06 MST Fading faith? Survey shows generation gap in religious devotion http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700016153/Fading-faith-Survey-shows-generation-gap-in-religious-devotion.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700016153/Fading-faith-Survey-shows-generation-gap-in-religious-devotion.html SALT LAKE CITY — Studies suggest today's current crop of young adults — labeled the "Millennial Generation"... Sat, 13 Mar 2010 14:23:42 MST