Americas

The FINANCIAL -- Religion, particularly Christianity, has played an outsize role in African American history. While most Africans brought to the New World to be slaves were not Christians when they arrived, many of them and their descendants embraced Christianity, finding comfort in the Biblical message of spiritual equality and deliverance. In post-Civil War America, a burgeoning black church ...

The FINANCIAL -- Residents in three states -- Wyoming, North Dakota and Utah -- essentially tie as the most confident in the U.S. economy, based on their scores on Gallup's Economic Confidence Index ...

The FINANCIAL -- While all 50 states were right-leaning as recently as 2010, the number of net-conservative states was 44 in 2016 and dropped to 39 in 2017, with Rhode Island, California, Oregon, ...

The FINANCIAL -- Americans' approval of the job Donald Trump is doing as president edged up to 40% for the week ending Feb. 4, from 38% the previous week. Trump's disapproval rating is at ...