ReligionDecember 8, 2017

A global snapshot of same-sex marriage

Worldwide, roughly two-thirds of the countries that allow gay marriage are in Western Europe.

ReligionNovember 30, 2017

Q&A: The challenges of estimating the size of Europe’s Muslim population

Read a Q&A with Conrad Hackett, associate director of research and senior demographer at Pew Research Center, on estimating the European Muslim population.

ReligionNovember 14, 2017

Q&A: A closer look at Orthodox Christians

Read a Q&A with George Demacopolous, a professor of theology at Fordham University, to examine trends and issues in the Orthodox Christian world.

ReligionOctober 3, 2017

Key facts about government-favored religion around the world

Today, more than 80 countries either have an official religion or favor one or more religious groups over others.

GlobalJune 29, 2017

In Russia, nostalgia for Soviet Union and positive feelings about Stalin

Many Russians say the collapse of the Soviet Union has been a bad thing for their country. Nostalgia for the Soviet past also extends to views of Josef Stalin.

ReligionJune 26, 2017

5 facts about same-sex marriage

Read five key facts about same-sex marriage, two years after U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling that granted same-sex couples the right to marry.

ReligionApril 24, 2017

5 facts about the death penalty

As the debate over the death penalty continues in the U.S. and worldwide, here are five facts about the issue.

ReligionFebruary 22, 2017

20 years after Dolly the sheep’s debut, Americans remain skeptical of cloning

Twenty years after the world’s first clone made from the cells of an adult mammal was unveiled, here are five facts about cloning and public opinion.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 10, 2017

For Darwin Day, 6 facts about the evolution debate

62% of Americans say humans have evolved over time, while 34% reject evolution entirely.

ReligionJanuary 31, 2017

World’s Muslim population more widespread than you might think

While many, especially in the U.S., may associate Islam with the Middle East or North Africa, nearly two-thirds of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims live in the Asia-Pacific region.