May 23, 2014

A half century of well-traveled popes

Led by the prolific travels of Pope John Paul II, pontiffs have reached 135 different countries and territories at least once since 1964.

May 15, 2014

Latinos in the U.S. have a strong belief in the spirit world

More than half (57%) of Latinos in the U.S. said that people can be possessed by spirits, and 44% said magic, sorcery or witchcraft can influence people’s lives.

May 8, 2014

Hispanic Millennials are less religious than older U.S. Hispanics

A new survey on religious trends among U.S. Hispanics finds that Hispanic Millennials mirror young American adults overall in their lower rates of religious affiliation and commitment compared with their older counterparts.

May 1, 2014

5 facts about prayer

Today is the National Day of Prayer in the U.S. and we present five facts about the prayer habits of Americans and the history of the day.

Apr 24, 2014

Cameron’s ‘Christian country’: What the numbers say about religion in the United Kingdom

The Church of England is the official state church of England, but looking at the religious affiliation of the population, a more complex picture emerges.

Apr 24, 2014

Papal saints: Once a given, now extremely rare

During Catholicism’s first 500 years, 52 of the first 55 popes became saints. In the last 1,000 years, just seven popes have been made saints.

Apr 16, 2014

Africans among the most morally opposed to contraception

Five sub-Saharan African nations – Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya and Senegal – rank among the nine countries with the most moral opposition to contraception

Apr 14, 2014

Attending a Seder is common practice for American Jews

Percentage of U.S. Jews who say they participated in a Seder last year.

Apr 4, 2014

U.S. doesn’t rank high in religious diversity

From a global perspective, the United States really is not all that religiously diverse.

Apr 3, 2014

Asia Foundation: Among Afghan public, mixed support for women’s rights

As national elections in Afghanistan approach. surveys show mixed feelings among the Afghan public about women’s role in society.