9 key findings about religion and politics in Central and Eastern Europe
Religion has reasserted itself as an important part of individual and national identity in many places where communist regimes once repressed religious worship and promoted atheism.
French have positive views of both Jews, Muslims
A Pew Research Center survey conducted last year shows that the French held more favorable views of both Jews and Muslims than many other Europeans.
Indians among most likely in the world to see extremist groups as ‘major threat’
A 2013 poll we conducted showed that globally Indians are among the most likely to say that Islamic extremist groups pose a “major threat” to their country.
Four-in-Ten Pakistanis say honor killing of women can be at least sometimes justified
Pakistan’s prime minister called the stoning death this week of a 25-year-old pregnant woman “unacceptable,” but a survey shows that not all Pakistanis share that view.
Coke, “America the Beautiful,” and the language of diversity
Coca-Cola’s “It’s Beautiful” ad, that aired during Sunday night’s Super Bowl, sought to portray ethnic diversity in the U.S. by featuring “America the Beautiful” sung in several languages. But not everyone was happy with Coke’s celebration of diversity in the country.
Study: Muslim job candidates may face discrimination in Republican states
Job candidates who posted their Muslim identity on Facebook received fewer interview calls than those whose posts suggested they were Christian. The contrast was particularly notable in Republican-leaning states.
New Google ad highlights complicated India-Pakistan relationship
The feel-good ad may be surprising to Western viewers, who are likely familiar with the two nations’ antagonistic relationship.
Miss America pageant puts Indian Americans in the spotlight
In Pakistan, most say Ahmadis are not Muslim
Anti-Ahmadi sentiment runs high in Pakistan, where two in three Pakistani Muslims say Ahmadis are not Muslim.
Egypt’s restrictions on religion coincide with lack of religious tolerance
In Egypt, the government’s restrictions on religion also are coupled with a Muslim public that is considerably less tolerant of religious pluralism than Muslims elsewhere.