May. 15, 2015

Compared with other Christian groups, evangelicals’ dropoff is less steep

One big reason evangelical Protestants have not declined at the same rate as other major Christian groups is that they are gaining new converts at a greater rate than they are losing people who were raised in the tradition.

Apr. 27, 2015

5 facts about same-sex marriage

There has been a dramatic shift in recent years in Americans’ attitudes about gay marriage.

Apr. 15, 2015

Europe projected to retain its Christian majority, but religious minorities will grow

The number of Christians in Europe is forecast to drop by about 100 million by 2050, while the share of Muslims and smaller religious minorities will increase.

Apr. 8, 2015

Q/A: How we projected the future of world religions

Demographer Conrad Hackett explains how he and his team put together our major new report and why it differs from past efforts to predict religious change.

Apr. 7, 2015

Christianity poised to continue its shift from Europe to Africa

The share of the world’s Christians in Europe will continue to decline while the percentage in sub-Saharan Africa will increase dramatically.

Mar. 18, 2015

Where Christian churches, other religions stand on gay marriage

In the last two decades, several religious groups have moved to allow same-sex couples to marry within their traditions.

Mar. 13, 2015

Pope Francis’ popularity extends beyond Catholics

Seven-in-ten Americans rate him favorably, including two-thirds of those with no religious affiliation, a Pew Research Center poll finds.

Mar. 6, 2015

Americans are still divided on why people are gay

Four-in-ten Americans said being gay or lesbian is “just the way some choose to live,” while a similar share said that “people are born gay or lesbian.”

Feb. 26, 2015

Q/A: How Pew Research measures global restrictions on religion

We sat down with researcher Peter Henne to learn more about the complex process of measuring global religious restrictions.

Feb. 12, 2015

Almost all U.S. presidents have been Christians

Most of the U.S. presidents have been openly religious, with many belonging to some of the country’s most prominent Protestant denominations. The next largest group of presidents were affiliated with the Presbyterian Church.