In addition to giving an overview of black religious and political beliefs, this report includes comparisons with Americans as a whole. The report includes responses about homosexuality, gay marriage and abortion. I would like to have seen the response to questions about sex education in the schools added. Fascinating.
While the U.S. is generally considered a highly religious nation, African-Americans are markedly more religious on a variety of measures than the U.S. population as a whole, including level of affiliation with a religion, attendance at religious services, frequency of prayer and religion’s importance in life. Compared with other racial and ethnic groups, African-Americans are among the most likely to report a formal religious affiliation, with fully 87% of African-Americans describing themselves as belonging to one religious group or another, according to the U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, conducted in 2007 by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life…… Pew Forum: A Religious Portrait of African-Americans