ReligionOctober 1, 2013

Interactive: Jewish Population Calculator

A major new Pew Research Center survey illuminates the many different ways in which Americans may self-identify as Jewish or partially Jewish. Use the checkboxes in this interactive to calculate the size of the U.S. Jewish population based on different definitions of what it means to be Jewish.

ReligionOctober 1, 2013

Interactive: Jewish Denominational Switching

A major new survey of U.S. Jews conducted by the Pew Research Center finds that within the three major denominational movements, most of the switching is in the direction of less-traditional Judaism.

ReligionAugust 6, 2013

Interactive: How Long Do You Want To Live?

Compare your ideal life span to those we surveyed in our report “Living to 120 and Beyond: Americans’ Views on Aging, Medical Advances and Radical Life Extension”

ReligionJune 6, 2013

Slideshow: Changing Attitudes on Gay Marriage

In 2001, Americans opposed same-sex marriage by a 57% to 35% margin. Today, there is more support for same-sex marriage than opposition to it. Combined data from two 2013 polls show 50% of Americans in favor and 43% opposed.

ReligionJune 6, 2013

State Policies on Same-Sex Marriage

Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage in 2003. To date, 12 states and the District of Columbia have legalized gay marriage, while 30 states have amended their constitutions to ban gay marriage. This map shows the change in each state’s policy over time.

ReligionApril 30, 2013

TEDx: How Pew Research Studies Religious Freedom

Senior Researcher Brian J. Grim talks about the Pew Research Center’s restrictions on religion studies at the April 2013 TEDx ViaDellaConciliazione conference at the Vatican.

ReligionApril 30, 2013

Infographic: The World’s Muslims

Highlights from the report “The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society”

ReligionApril 11, 2013

Graphic: American Hindus To Celebrate a New Year

While the exact date of the Hindu New Year varies by region and custom, many Hindus celebrate in mid-April with traditional meals and activities at home and in temples.

ReligionApril 8, 2013

Map: State Legislation Restricting Use of Foreign or Religious Law

Between 2010 and 2012, lawmakers in at least 32 states introduced bills to ban state courts from considering foreign or religious laws in their decisions.

ReligionMarch 26, 2013

Graphic: U.S. Christians’ Views on the Return of Christ

According to a 2010 Pew Research Center survey, roughly half (48%) of Christians in the U.S. say they believe that Christ will definitely (27%) or probably (20%) return to earth in the next 40 years.