HispanicMarch 29, 2017

Key findings about Puerto Rico

To mark the 100th anniversary of the U.S. government granting American citizenship to the residents of Puerto Rico, here are key facts about the territory.

ReligionMarch 21, 2017

Majority of states have all-Christian congressional delegations

The vast majority of the nation’s federal lawmakers (91%) describe themselves as Christians, compared with 71% of U.S. adults who say the same.

Fact TankDecember 1, 2016

If the U.S. had 100 people: Charting Americans’ religious beliefs and practices

See a profile of American religious beliefs and practices if the country were made up of exactly 100 adults.

Fact TankNovember 14, 2016

If the U.S. had 100 people: Charting Americans’ religious affiliations

Imagining the U.S. as a town of 100 people can help illuminate the nation’s religious diversity.

Fact TankNovember 1, 2016

Child marriage is rare in the U.S., though this varies by state

About 57,800 minors in the U.S. ages 15 to 17 are married – or five of every 1,000 in that age group. But the rate of child marriage varies widely between states.

Fact TankSeptember 30, 2016

6 facts about U.S. Mormons

Mormons place a very high value on good parenting and a successful marriage, and they are among the most involved in their congregations of any Christian faith.

Fact TankSeptember 12, 2016

Many countries allow child marriage

Almost all of the world’s nations have laws specifying at which age a couple can marry, and in most of these countries, those under the age of 18 are allowed to wed.

Fact TankAugust 12, 2016

Most states allow religious exemptions from child abuse and neglect laws

All states prosecute parents whose children come to severe harm through neglect. But in thirty-four states (as well as the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico), there are exemptions in the civil child abuse statutes when medical treatment for a child conflicts with the religious beliefs of parents.

Fact TankMarch 2, 2016

Women relatively rare in top positions of religious leadership

We looked at nine major religious organizations in the U.S. that both ordain women and allow them to hold top leadership slots.

Fact TankDecember 2, 2015

Religious groups’ policies on transgender members vary widely

Religious institutions are starting to formally address the participation of transgender people in their congregations, much as they have with the issue of accepting homosexuals.