RECENT POLL: Moviegoers See a Pro-Choice Bias in Hollywood

Is Hollywood pushing a pro-choice agenda? Americans seem to think so. Sure, movies like The Cider House Rules, Dirty Dancing and Fast Times at Ridgemont High make a strong case for legalized abortion, but pro-life groups have praised the likes of Arrival, Juno and even the raunchy comedy Knocked Up — all movies where lead female characters choose to give birth rather than abort. When push comes to shove, though, moviegoers...

Record Few Americans Believe Bible Is Literal Word of God [GALLUP]

Fewer than one in four Americans (24%) now believe the Bible is “the actual word of God, and is to be taken literally, word for word,” similar to the 26% who view it as “a book of fables, legends, history and moral precepts recorded by man.” This is the first time in Gallup’s four-decade trend that biblical literalism has not surpassed biblical skepticism. Meanwhile, about half of Americans —...