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The Religiously Distinct States of America

Alabama and Mississippi are the most Protestant states in the U.S., Rhode Island is the most Catholic, and Hawaii and Alaska have the highest percentage of residents with no religious identity.

Trump Approval Highest Among Mormons, Lowest Among Muslims

Donald Trump's job approval rating in 2017 was highest among Protestants and Mormons, and lowest among non-Christians and those with no formal religious identity.

2017 Update on Americans and Religion

About half of Americans identify as Protestants, while 23% are Catholics and 21% have no religious identity. Thirty-seven percent are highly religious, 33% not religious at all.

The Effects of Probing in Survey Research

Survey respondents probed after an initial "don't know/refused" response give systematically different answers than those not probed for a response.

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.
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