5 facts about the death penalty
As the debate over the death penalty continues in the U.S. and worldwide, read five facts about the issue.
Black Americans are more likely than overall public to be Christian, Protestant
Nearly eight-in-ten black Americans identify as Christian, compared with 70% of whites, 77% of Latinos and just 34% of Asian Americans.
Most Poles accept Jews as fellow citizens and neighbors, but a minority do not
While most adults in Poland say they are willing to accept Jews as fellow citizens, neighbors and family members, almost one-in-five take the opposite position.
Share of married adults varies widely across U.S. religious groups
In the United States, 48% of American adults say they are married. A higher-than-average share of adults are married in certain religious groups.
6 facts about how U.S. Catholics see Pope Francis
As Pope Francis approaches the fifth anniversary of his papacy, read six facts about how American Catholics view the pope.
5 facts about U.S. evangelical Protestants
The Rev. Billy Graham, who recently died at age 99, was one of the most influential and important evangelical Christian leaders of the 20th century. As the country remembers Rev. Billy Graham, here are five facts about American evangelical Protestants.
5 facts about the religious lives of African Americans
Religion, particularly Christianity, has played an outsize role in African American history. For Black History Month, here are five facts about the religious lives of African Americans.
American religious groups vary widely in their views of abortion
Many Many Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons and members of some evangelical churches say abortion should be illegal. But among other religious groups, many support legal abortion.
5 facts about Iran
The public unrest that swept across Iran starting in late December began as a protest against poor economic conditions, but it quickly turned into a call for an end to the country’s theocratic regime.
Meditation is common across many religious groups in the U.S.
Substantial shares of Americans of nearly all religious groups – as well as those who have no religious affiliation – say they meditate at least once a week.