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.

ReligionFebruary 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).

ReligionFebruary 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.

ReligionNovember 13, 2014

Religion and Morality in Latin America

Even though Catholic Church teaching forbids behaviors like suicide and homosexuality, Protestants across Latin America are more likely than Catholics to see many issues as morally unacceptable.

ReligionMay 7, 2014

Religious Switching Among Hispanics

Use this interactive to see how many U.S. Latinos raised in each major religious group have remained and how many have switched to other affiliations (or no affiliation).

ReligionMay 7, 2014

U.S. Hispanics: Religious, Social and Political Differences

A major new survey of U.S. Hispanics conducted by the Pew Research Center asked more than 5,000 respondents about their religious, social and political views. See how their responses compare to the U.S. general public.

ReligionApril 4, 2014

Religious Diversity Index Scores by Country

ReligionMarch 28, 2014

Number of Executions in Each State Since 1977

Use this interactive to see how many executions have occurred in each state in a given year or overall since 1977, the year after the Supreme Court reaffirmed its approval of the death penalty.

ReligionJanuary 14, 2014

Religious Restrictions in 25 Populous Countries

Among the world’s 25 most populous countries, Egypt, Indonesia, Russia, Pakistan and Burma (Myanmar) stand out as having the most restrictions on religion when both government restrictions and social hostilities are taken into account.

ReligionDecember 3, 2013

Infographic: Survey of Jewish Americans

Highlights from the Pew Research Center survey report, “A Portrait of Jewish Americans”