New estimates show U.S. Muslim population continues to grow
An estimated 3.45 million Muslims of all ages were living in the United States in 2017, accounting for about 1.1% of the country’s total population.
Meditation is common across many religious groups in the U.S.
Substantial shares of Americans of nearly all religious groups – as well as those who have no religious affiliation – say they meditate at least once a week.
5 facts about Christmas in America
Read five facts about Christmas in America and how people celebrate the holiday.
A global snapshot of same-sex marriage
Worldwide, roughly two-thirds of the countries that allow gay marriage are in Western Europe.
Supreme Court same-sex wedding cake case reflects split among American public
Americans are divided over whether businesses that provide wedding services should be required to cater to same-sex couples even if their owners have religious objections to homosexuality.
Europe’s Muslim population will continue to grow – but how much depends on migration
While Muslims are still a relatively small share of Europe’s population (roughly 5%), they are set to continue rising as a percentage of Europe’s population.
Q&A: The challenges of estimating the size of Europe’s Muslim population
Read a Q&A with Conrad Hackett, associate director of research and senior demographer at Pew Research Center, on estimating the European Muslim population.
5 facts about the Muslim population in Europe
In the coming decades, the Muslim share of Europe’s population is expected to grow – and could more than double. Read five facts about the Muslim population in Europe.
Ethiopia is an outlier in the Orthodox Christian world
Ethiopia has 36 million Orthodox Christians, the world’s second-largest Orthodox population after Russia. By many measures, Orthodox Ethiopians have much higher levels of religious commitment than do Orthodox Christians in the faith’s heartland of Central and Eastern Europe.
Views of transgender issues divide along religious lines
Most Christians in America say that whether someone is a man or a woman is determined by their sex at birth. Yet, many religious “nones” have different views.