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ReligionApr 14, 2016

Public Opinion on Abortion

A series of graphics explores public opinion on abortion, illustrating how opinion differs among various demographic groups, including religious, political, age and gender groups.

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ReligionMar 22, 2016

Visualizing gender differences in religious commitment around the world

Gender gap in weekly worship service attendance differs between Muslim-majority and Christian-majority countries.

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ReligionFeb 29, 2016

How religious is your state?

Southern states are among the most highly religious states in the U.S., while those in New England are among the least devout.

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ReligionNov 3, 2015

How the U.S. Became Less Religious

Highlights from the Pew Research report “U.S. Public Becoming Less Religious.” There has been a modest drop in overall rates of belief in God and participation in religious practices. But religiously affiliated Americans are as observant as before.

ReligionOct 26, 2015

Church Fires Declining, but Many Still Intentionally Set

Between 1996 and 2000, an average of 191 intentional fires were reported each year, accounting for 52% of all church fires. That average dropped to 74 intentional fires per year between 2010 and 2014, or 48% of all church fires.

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ReligionMay 12, 2015

Religious Landscape Study

Explore the geographic distribution and demographics of America’s major religious groups.

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ReligionApr 2, 2015

Religious Composition by Country, 2010-2050

The religious profile of the world is rapidly changing, driven primarily by differences in fertility rates and the size of youth populations among the world’s major religions, as well as by people switching faiths. This table details the estimated religious composition of 198 countries and territories for 2010 to 2050.

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ReligionMar 5, 2015

Trends in Papal Favorability Among U.S. Catholics

Pope Francis’ favorability rating among U.S. Catholics is comparable to ratings for Pope John Paul II in the 1980s and ’90s, and has surpassed any favorability rating for Pope Benedict XVI.

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ReligionFeb 26, 2015

Restrictions and Hostilities in the Most Populous Countries: 2013

Among the world’s 25 most populous countries, Burma (Myanmar), Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan and Russia stand out as having the highest levels restrictions on religion (as of the end of 2013).

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ReligionFeb 9, 2015

Same-Sex Marriage State-by-State

To date, courts, legislatures and voters have legalized gay marriage in 37 states and the District of Columbia, while 13 states have constitutional amendments banning gay marriage. This interactive shows the change in each state’s policy over time.