Data from a new Pew Research Center survey conducted January 7-14, 2016 suggest that while Americans continue to place a high value on the religious beliefs of political candidates, an increasing number of potential voters are OK with candidates seen as less religious. In addition, while being an atheist has always been a political liability in the United States, the share of American adults who say they would be less likely to vote for an atheist candidate has been declining over time.
On November 4-5, 2015, about a year out from the 2016 presidential election, things looked good for Ben Carson. He overtook Donald Trump at the top of the stacked GOP primary field at 24.8% of the Republican vote and posted solid fundraising numbers. For the retired Seventh-day Adventist neurosurgeon, his presidential bid couldn’t have been going better.
You know that Loma Linda, California is a Blue Zone, famous for its high concentration of centenarians. But what factors contribute to longevity, and how? A new video series produced by Loma Linda University Health’s Advancement Films digs into the research that links specific dietary and lifestyle patterns to long life.
A major, ongoing 2015 news story in the United States was the growing stature and centrality of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. The social movement began with a social media hashtag in 2013 following the acquittal of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed Trayvon Martin. In the final days of 2014 after unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, Seventh-day Adventist leaders and lay members spoke out.