Ethiopia is an outlier in the Orthodox Christian world
Ethiopia has 36 million Orthodox Christians, the world’s second-largest Orthodox population after Russia. By many measures, Orthodox Ethiopians have much higher levels of religious commitment than do Orthodox Christians in the faith’s heartland of Central and Eastern Europe.
Key takeaways about Orthodox Christians
Today, there are approximately 260 million Orthodox Christians in the world, accounting for 12% of the global Christian population. Read key takeaways about Orthodox Christians.
5 facts about Muslim Millennials in the U.S.
While Millennials make up 32% of all U.S. adults, they account for roughly half of American Muslim adults. Read five facts about Muslim Millennials.
Muslims more likely than Americans overall to say blacks lack equal rights in U.S.
Two-thirds of Muslims in the United States say the country needs to continue making changes to give blacks equal rights with whites.
American Muslims are concerned – but also satisfied with their lives
The American Muslim community is facing some challenges. Yet for most U.S. Muslims, these problems only partially define their personal experiences in America.
Ethnic Russians in some former Soviet republics feel a close connection to Russia
Ethnic Russians are a sizable minority in several former Soviet republics, and many are more favorably inclined toward Russia than their fellow citizens are.
Orthodox Christians in Central and Eastern Europe favor strong role for Russia in geopolitics, religion
Russia is widely viewed by the region’s Orthodox Christians as an important counterweight to Western influences and as a global protector of Orthodox and ethnic Russian populations.
Though still conservative, young evangelicals are more liberal than their elders on some issues
The generation gap between millennials and older adults on social and political issues exists even among evangelical Protestants.
6 facts about faith and the inauguration
The trappings of religion have long been part of U.S. presidential inaugurations. Here are six facts on the role faith has played in inaugurations.
Pope Francis shaping a College of Cardinals that is less European
Only three of the 13 voting members of the newest cardinal-designates (those younger than 80) are from Europe.