An Overview of Religion and Science in the United States

Nov 05, 2009

The relationship between faith and science in the United States seems, at least on the surface, to be paradoxical. Surveys repeatedly show that most Americans respect science and the benefits it brings to society, such as new technologies and medical treatments.

Nevertheless, strong religious convictions can affect some Americans' willingness to accept certain scientific theories and discoveries, such as evolution, and new, life-changing technologies, such as genetic engineering.

Read the full report An Overview of Religion and Science in the United States on the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life's Web site.

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