David Sloane is an intern for the SSRC project on New Directions in the Study of Prayer. He will graduate from the University of Virginia in May 2012 with a B.A. in Religious Studies.
Posts by David Sloane:
At The Washington Post, Lisa Miller argues that, contrary to the beliefs of religious figures and political pundits, technology is good for religion.Read the rest of Is technology good for religion?.
At The Atlantic, Molly Ball reports on Gallup’s recent poll on Americans’ attitudes about sin. According to the poll, Americans find birth control, divorce, and gambling the most morally acceptable, at approval ratings of 89%, 67%, and 64%, respectively, and polygamy (11%), cloning (10%), and adultery (7%) the most morally reprehensible.Read the rest of Gallup poll on sin.
At last week’s 67th annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Daniel Cox, director of the Public Religion Research Institute, presented a paper on American attitudes toward religious minorities in 2012.Read the rest of American attitudes toward religious minorities.
Last week at BBC News, Robert Pigott reported that the Dalai Lama will give to charity the £1.1 million in Templeton prize money that he was awarded earlier this month.Read the rest of Dalai Lama to give Templeton money to charity.