Sep 22, 2014

In some European countries, church membership means paying more taxes

Are government church taxes causing Germans to leave the church?

Sep 3, 2014

Religious divides persist heading into fall campaign

While there have been several controversial issues since 2010 at the intersection of religion and politics, there has been more stability than change among major religious groups’ voting preferences.

Aug 8, 2014

U.S. nuns face shrinking numbers and tensions with the Vatican

The total number of nuns, also called religious sisters, in the United States has fallen from roughly 180,000 in 1965 to about 50,000 in 2014 – a 72% drop over those 50 years.

Aug 1, 2014

Kaiser: Americans’ views of Hobby Lobby ruling are evenly divided

The U.S. public is evenly split in its view of the Supreme Court decision ruling that some for-profit corporations have religious rights and can opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate.

Jul 17, 2014

How many people of different faiths do you know?

A Pew Research Center survey shows how many people in religious groups know other people of different religions.

Jul 16, 2014

U.S. evangelical Christians are chilly toward atheists – and the feeling is mutual

U.S. Christians, as a whole, express negative feelings toward atheists, and the chilliness is reciprocated, according to a Pew Research survey on how Americans rate eight religious groups.

Jun 27, 2014

Ramadan a dilemma for some World Cup players

Muslims comprise 11% of the collective population of the 16 countries that advanced out of the tournament’s group stage.

Jun 18, 2014

The Sunni-Shia divide: Where they live, what they believe and how they view each other

Iraq and Iran are two of only a handful of countries that have more Shias than Sunnis.

Jun 16, 2014

So, you married an atheist…

Most Christians would be unhappy if a family member married an atheist.

Jun 16, 2014

5 facts about the World Cup – and the people who are watching

Aside from the Olympics, there are few events that garner as much global coverage as the World Cup.