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Some interesting insight and analysis from the folks at Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) shows what people are talking about — and not — from the pulpit:
Most Americans who attend religious services regularly do not hear about certain current issues from the pulpit. Among those who attend religious services at least once or twice a month, only about four in ten say that their clergy speaks out about the issue of abortion (45%) or the issue of homosexuality (42%). Even fewer (32%) say that their clergy speaks out about the issue of immigration.
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Americans are slightly less likely to hear about the issue of homosexuality during religious services today than they were several years ago. While today, about four in ten (42%) Americans say their clergy speak out about homosexuality, in 2011, about half (51%) of Americans reported that their clergy did this.
White evangelical Protestants and nonwhite Protestants are more likely than other major religious groups to hear about the issue of homosexuality while attending church. Close to half white evangelical Protestants (49%) and nonwhite Protestants (45%) who attend religious services regularly say their clergy speak out about the issue of homosexuality. Just about one-third of white mainline Protestants (36%) and Catholics (34%) report...
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