Educational Attainment of Religious Groups by Country
The table below details the estimated educational attainment of Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews and religiously unaffiliated adults ages 25 and older in 151 countries as of 2010 (or the latest year available).
Essay: How Religious Groups Differ in Educational Attainment
A new Pew Research Center global demographic study shows differences in educational attainment among the world’s major religious groups.
Video: Israel’s Religiously Divided Society
Restrictions on Religion among the 25 Most Populous Countries, 2007-2014
Changing Attitudes on Gay Marriage
In Pew Research Center polling in 2001, Americans opposed same-sex marriage by a margin of 57% to 35%. Since then, support for same-sex marriage has steadily grown. Based on polling in 2016, a majority of Americans (55%) support same-sex marriage, compared with 37% who oppose it. See the latest data on same-sex marriage.
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.
Visualizing gender differences in religious commitment around the world
Gender gap in weekly worship service attendance differs between Muslim-majority and Christian-majority countries.
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.
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.
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.