A new survey says most young adults hold views on moral issues that are a long way from what some major religions preach on issues like abortion and contraception.
Public Religion Research Institute
The notion of America as a mostly white, mostly Christian country is rapidly becoming a fact for the history books.
"The U.S. religious landscape is undergoing a dramatic transformation that is fundamentally reshaping American politics and culture," said Dan Cox, research director for Public Religion Research Institute.
Majorities of every religious group except for white evangelical Protestants support a path toward citizenship for undocumented immigrants, according to a poll released Tuesday.
The poll from the Public Religion Research Institute and the Brookings Institution shows that support for immigration reform among white evangelicals has seen an 8-point drop over the past year, to 48 percent.
More than four in 10 Americans support the Obama administration's controversial contraception mandate, which requires nonprofits and businesses to provide birth control even if they have religious objections.
The poll from Public Religion Research Institute comes as the Supreme Court prepares to issue its decision in a challenge to the contraception mandate filed by the evangelical owners of the Hobby Lobby arts and crafts chain and a Mennonite-owned wood cabinetry business.
Americans’ attitudes toward the lives and choices of gays and lesbians have changed radically since Massachusetts first legalized same-sex marriage a decade ago.