Fact TankJune 9, 2015

Where Europe stands on gay marriage and civil unions

Ireland is the 14th European nation to change its laws to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed.

Fact TankMay 22, 2015

Mormons more likely to marry, have more children than other U.S. religious groups

Two-thirds (66%) of U.S. Mormon adults are currently married, down slightly from 71% in 2007 – but still high compared with current rates among Christians overall (52%) and U.S. adults overall (48%).

Fact TankMay 18, 2015

Mainline Protestants make up shrinking number of U.S. adults

In recent years, the share of Americans who identify with mainline Protestantism has been shrinking significantly, a trend driven partly by generational change.

Fact TankMay 13, 2015

A closer look at America’s rapidly growing religious ‘nones’

The growth of the religiously unaffiliated in the U.S. is occurring across genders, generations and racial and ethnic groups.

Fact TankMay 12, 2015

Millennials increasingly are driving growth of ‘nones’

The 35% of Millennials who do not identify with a religion is double the share of unaffiliated Baby Boomers (17%) and more than three times the share of members of the Silent generation (11%).

Fact TankMay 12, 2015

5 key findings about the changing U.S. religious landscape

Christians are declining, both as a share of the U.S. population and in total number, while religious “nones” continue to rise.

Fact TankApril 23, 2015

Why Muslims are the world’s fastest-growing religious group

By 2050, they are expected to make up about three-in-ten of the world’s people, owing in part to relatively high fertility and low median age.

Fact TankApril 14, 2015

Muslims expected to surpass Jews as second-largest U.S. religious group

If current demographic trends hold, by 2050, Muslims are projected to be more numerous in the U.S. than people who identify as Jewish on the basis of religion.

Fact TankApril 3, 2015

Why people with no religion are projected to decline as a share of the world’s population

The total number of religiously unaffiliated is expected to grow, but other religious groups – and the global population overall – will grow faster.

Fact TankApril 2, 2015

7 key changes in the global religious landscape

What will the world’s religious landscape look like a few decades from now?