President Obama closes his eyes as a request is offering during a National Prayer Breakfast in Feb in Washington, D.C.
Nearly three-quarters of Americans trust eremite change on life in a U.S. is loss and scarcely half consider that churches and other houses of ceremony should play a larger purpose in a inhabitant sermon on amicable and domestic matters, according to a new Pew study.
The commentary by Pew’s Religion Public Life Project uncover that 72 percent of some-more than 2,000 people surveyed consider religion’s reason on America is in decline, as against to 22 percent who trust a change is on a rise. Most of those surveyed who pronounced sacrament was losing change also noticed that diminution as a bad thing.
Nearly half of those surveyed consider that churches and other houses of ceremony should make their views famous on amicable and domestic issues, an boost of 6 commission points, to 49 percent, from a midterm 2010 elections when 43 percent pronounced so. Self-identified Republicans were significantly some-more expected to wish some-more sacrament in open life (59 percent) than Democrats (42 percent).
Since 2010, a commission of a open that views religion’s purpose as certain augmenting to 58 percent from 49 percent, while a entertain of those surveyed perspective that purpose as negative, down marginally from 26 percent 4 years ago.
“The commentary simulate a widening order between religiously dependent Americans and a rising share of a race that is not dependent with any sacrament (sometimes called a ‘nones’). The public’s ardour for eremite change in politics is augmenting in partial since those who continue to brand with a sacrament (e.g., Protestants, Catholics and others) have turn significantly some-more understanding of churches and other houses of ceremony vocalization out about domestic issues and domestic leaders articulate some-more mostly about religion. The ‘nones’ are most some-more expected to conflict a intermingling of sacrament and politics.”
As we reported dual years ago, a commission of those “nones” has grown in new years, generally among younger Americans. In a 2012 Pew survey, 1 in 5 in a U.S. pronounced he was “religiously unaffiliated,” a organisation that includes those who contend they have no sold sacrament as good as self-described atheists and agnostics. Among those underneath 30 years of age, entirely one-third pronounced that sacrament played “little or no role” in their lives.
Other commentary in a latest poll: a slight dump in support for permitting gays and lesbians to marry, with 49 percent of Americans in preference and 41 percent opposed; a 5-point drop in support from a Feb Pew Research poll, though about a same turn as in 2013, Pew says. However, Pew notes: “It is too early to know if this medium diminution is an curiosity or a commencement of a annulment or leveling off in attitudes toward happy matrimony after years of usually augmenting open acceptance.”
There has also been a arise in a series who perspective homosexuality as a impiety (50 percent from 45 percent a year ago). While roughly half (49 percent) of those surveyed contend they trust that businesses such as caterers and florists should not be authorised to reject same-sex couples as customers, scarcely as many (47 percent) pronounced they authorized of such a practice.
— 47 percent see a Republican Party as “friendly toward religion,” though usually 29 percent pronounced that about a Democratic Party. Pew also says: “our surveys have found a solid arise in a commission of people who perspective a Obama administration as antipathetic toward sacrament — rising to 29% currently compared with 23% in 2012 and 17% in 2009.”
— 34 percent of white evangelicals trust a GOP has “not finished a good pursuit of representing their views on termination since a celebration is too liberal,” according to Pew.
The consult was formed on write interviews conducted Sept. 2-9, 2014, among a inhabitant representation of 2,002 adults drawn from all 50 states and a District of Columbia. The sampling error for opposite demographic subsets ranged from 2.5 commission points to 11.4 commission points.
Note: An progressing chronicle of this post pronounced formula of a latest consult showed an 8 percentage-point diminution in support for same-sex marriage. Support indeed dipped by 5 commission points.