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Religion in the US
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According to the U.S. Census, the most common religions in the United States are Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and unaffiliated religions, including atheists or agnostics.
Religious pluralism is an attitude or policy regarding the diversity of religious belief systems co-existing in society.
Interfaith dialogue refers to dialogue between members of different religions for the goal of reducing conflicts between their religions and to achieve agreed-upon, mutually desirable goals.
Freedom of religion encompasses all religions acts within the law in a particular region.
Religion in the United States is characterized by both a diversity of religious beliefs and practices. A wide variety of religious choices have been available to the U.S. population due to the First Amendment of the Constitution, which allows freedom of religion.
While the U.S. Constitution does not mention God, every state constitution references either God or the divine. God also appears in the Declaration of Independence, the Pledge of Allegiance and on U.S. currency.
Congress has always been overwhelmingly Christian, nine-in-ten representatives ( or88%) in the current Congress are identified as Christian,
The term interfaith dialogue refers to cooperative, constructive, and positive interaction between people of different religious traditions (i.e., “faiths”) or spiritual or humanistic beliefs, at both the individual and institutional levels. It is distinct from syncretism or alternative religion; this dialogue often promotes understanding between different religions to increase acceptance of others, rather than attempting to synthesize new beliefs.
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: The peaceful coexistence of multiple religions in a community.
freedom of religion
: The right of citizens to hold any religious or non-religious beliefs, and to carry out any practices in accordance with those beliefs, so long as they do not interfere with another person’s legal or civil rights, or any reasonable laws, without fear of harm or prosecution.
Almost all U.S. presidents, including Donald Trump, have been Christian
Roughly half of Americans feel it is either very (20%) or somewhat (32%) important for a president to have strong religious beliefs
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Americans are divided on the extent to which the country’s laws should reflect Bible teachings.
More than six-in-ten Americans (63%) say churches and other houses of worship should stay out of politics.
Only about a third of Americans (32%) say government policies should support religious values
Even though the Supreme Court ruled in 1962 that it is unconstitutional for a teacher to lead a class in prayer at a public school, 8% of public school students ages 13 to 17 say they have ever experienced this,