ReligionJanuary 3, 2018

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.

ReligionJanuary 2, 2018

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.

ReligionDecember 18, 2017

5 facts about Christmas in America

Read five facts about Christmas in America and how people celebrate the holiday.

ReligionDecember 8, 2017

A global snapshot of same-sex marriage

Worldwide, roughly two-thirds of the countries that allow gay marriage are in Western Europe.

ReligionDecember 5, 2017

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.

ReligionDecember 4, 2017

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.

ReligionNovember 30, 2017

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.

GlobalNovember 29, 2017

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.

ReligionNovember 28, 2017

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.

ReligionNovember 27, 2017

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.