Monday, June 23, 2008

Report: Church and state divide is getting narrower

The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life has released its second report on the U.S. Religious Landscape Survey.

It contains some very interesting observations about religious life and political life in the United States and how the two often mingle.

The second report of the U.S. Religious Landscape Survey finds:

-- Although many Americans are highly religious, they are not dogmatic in their faith. Seventy percent of Americans with a religious affiliation say that many religions - not just their own - can lead to eternal life.

-- This does not mean, however, that Americans take religious matters lightly. Most, in fact, say they rank the importance of religion very highly in their lives, and a plurality wants to preserve the traditional beliefs and practices of their faith, while only a small minority wants to accommodate their religion to modern culture.

-- There is tremendous diversity of religious beliefs and practices in the U.S. Important religious differences exist between the major religious traditions, but there are also important differences within religious traditions.

There's also a ton of information that can be useful to both the Democratic and Republican parties for the upcoming presidential election.

Follow the link below to read more highlights from the study:

New Report from the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life Finds Religion in U.S. is Non-Dogmatic, Diverse and Politically Relevant

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