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    Marriage: Looking Back, Moving Forward

    How does marriage fare as the nation heads into the new year? Unfortunately, the most recent government data indicate that U.S. marriage rates are at an all-time low. Today, a little more than half of all Americans are currently married, compared to more than 70 percent five decades ago. Additionally, … More

    Morning Bell: Faith in America

    “The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time,” Thomas Jefferson once wrote. “The hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.” Among the American Founders, there was a profound sense that faith and freedom were deeply intertwined. Nowadays, we are often told that religion … More

    ADF Seeks Supreme Court Review for Christian Student Groups

    Last week the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) requested review by the U.S. Supreme Court in Alpha Delta Chi v. Reed, a case involving two Christian student organizations at San Diego State University. According to ADF, San Diego State University denied official recognition to the two Christian organizations because they require … More

    Family Fact of the Week: Do Religious People Volunteer More?

    Amidst the bustle of shopping for gifts, baking cookies, and wrapping presents, many Americans will celebrate this holiday season at places of worship, expressing their thanks for the blessings of another year. The religious practice and belief of Americans at the holidays and year-round signal good news for civil society … More

    Why Tim Tebow Keeps Smiling

    When Pam Tebow was counseled to abort her baby to save her own life, the doctor referred to him as a “mass of fetal tissue.” “(M)aybe she just called me that to toughen us up for the names I would be called the first time I played at LSU,” Tim … More

    In Pictures: How Many Adults Believe in God?

    The vast majority of American adults hold a definite belief in God. Yet, despite this persistence of belief in America and the important place of religious practice in civil society, an increasingly narrow view of religion is threatening to force faith out of the public square. Consider the recent mandate by … More

    Face the (Family) Facts

    FamilyFacts.org has increasingly become a trusted hub for policymakers and researchers searching out the latest charts and social science research on family, religion, and community issues. One factor spurring this growth is an informative short feature now airing on more than 370 radio stations nationwide, also called Family Facts. Marriage … More

    Exclusion of Prayer at 9/11 Service Ignores Role of Religion in America

    This weekend will be filled with somber memorial services and poignant tributes as the nation commemorates the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The annual memorial service in New York City will have a decidedly non-religious tone, a move that has drawn the ire of many … More

    Heritage Libertad Radio: Jobs, Religion in America, More

    Be sure to listen to last week’s Heritage Libertad radio show, both in English and Spanish. The show included segments on President Obama’s upcoming jobs speech, the role of religion in politics and, as always, a segment answering Heritage member questions. Questions included: Is the United States a democracy or … More

    PODCAST: What's the Role of Religion in Politics?

    In this week’s Heritage in Focus, Research Fellow Ryan Messmore discusses the role of religion in politics. Tune in here. Are younger generations moving more toward secularism or religiosity? How do religious believers approach the national dialogue when they want to instill the importance of religion but respect the separation … More