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Slim Majority Against Government Pushing Traditional Values
A slim majority of Americans prefer that the government not favor any particular set of values. Republicans continue to back advancing traditional values.
On Moral Issues, Not All Protestants Are Created Equal
Protestants who identify with "mainline" denominations are distinctly more liberal on moral issues than are Baptists, Pentecostals and those identifying with nondenominational Protestant groups.
Parent Income, Degree, Religion Key Factors in School Choices
The vast majority of U.S. children attend public school, but parents' choices of public, private, parochial or home-school are related to parents' education level, income and religion.
Gallup Vault: 70 Years Ago, Five Grievances Against Russia
In 1947, as the Iron Curtain was descending on Europe, Gallup found most Americans suspicious of Russia's military and cultural intentions.
Moral Acceptance of Polygamy at Record High -- But Why?
Why is polygamy, which remains illegal in all 50 states, becoming permissible to an increasing percentage of the country?
More U.S. Protestants Have No Specific Denominational Identity
The percentage of Americans who identify with a specific Protestant denomination has dropped from 50% in 2000 to 30% in 2016.
Slim Majority Says Women in Military Face Unfair Obstacles
A slim majority (52%) of Americans think women in the military do not have as good a chance as men at promotions and jobs for which they are qualified.
Americans' Confidence in Institutions Edges Up
Americans' confidence in major institutions edged up in 2017 after dropping to record lows in previous years. Republicans' increased confidence is behind most of the overall rise.
Majority in US Still Say Religion Can Answer Most Problems
A slim majority of Americans, 55%, still believe religion can answer all or most problems, near the lowest point since 1957.
Record Few Americans Believe Bible Is Literal Word of God
Fewer than one in four Americans (24%) say the Bible is the literal word of God. This is down slightly from 28% in 2014 and is the lowest in Gallup's four-decade trend.