About 8 in 10 believe that some things can’t be explained by science or natural causes and 72% believe in the power of prayer.
More adults approve than disapprove of the Supreme Court’s decision to allow a high school coach to pray on the field. A similar share approve of a professional athlete praying or expressing their faith publicly on the field.
Just a third of Catholics report the church has had an influence on their political views. Most Catholics support abortion rights and feel that Catholic politicians who do so should be allowed to receive Communion.
While the pandemic persists, life in religious congregations is showing signs of slowly returning to normal. Twenty-one percent of adults attend weekly religious services in-person, up from 5% in the spring of 2020.
Among those Americans without a connection to organized religion, 59% say religion was at least somewhat important in their family when they were children and 44% feel at least somewhat connected with their spirituality.