ReligionOctober 13, 2016

Video: Israel’s Religiously Divided Society

ReligionMay 12, 2016

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.

ReligionApril 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.

ReligionMarch 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.

ReligionFebruary 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.

ReligionNovember 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.

ReligionOctober 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.

ReligionApril 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.

ReligionMarch 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.