ReligionMay 12, 2015

5 key findings about the changing U.S. religious landscape

Christians are declining, both as a share of the U.S. population and in total number, while religious “nones” continue to rise.

ReligionApril 23, 2015

Why Muslims are the world’s fastest-growing religious group

By 2050, they are expected to make up about three-in-ten of the world’s people, owing in part to relatively high fertility and low median age.

ReligionApril 21, 2015

By 2050, India to have world’s largest populations of Hindus and Muslims

India is projected to have 310 million Muslims (11% of the global total), making it the country with the largest population of Muslims in the world.

ReligionApril 15, 2015

Europe projected to retain its Christian majority, but religious minorities will grow

The number of Christians in Europe is forecast to drop by about 100 million by 2050, while the share of Muslims and smaller religious minorities will increase.

ReligionApril 14, 2015

Muslims expected to surpass Jews as second-largest U.S. religious group

If current demographic trends hold, by 2050, Muslims are projected to be more numerous in the U.S. than people who identify as Jewish on the basis of religion.

MethodsApril 8, 2015

Q/A: How we projected the future of world religions

Demographer Conrad Hackett explains how he and his team put together our major new report and why it differs from past efforts to predict religious change.

ReligionApril 7, 2015

Christianity poised to continue its shift from Europe to Africa

The share of the world’s Christians in Europe will continue to decline while the percentage in sub-Saharan Africa will increase dramatically.

ReligionApril 3, 2015

Why people with no religion are projected to decline as a share of the world’s population

The total number of religiously unaffiliated is expected to grow, but other religious groups – and the global population overall – will grow faster.

ReligionApril 2, 2015

7 key changes in the global religious landscape

What will the world’s religious landscape look like a few decades from now?

ReligionMarch 30, 2015

Americans split over whether businesses must serve same-sex couples

A new Indiana religious freedom law has sparked national debate. Some say it strengthens protection of religious liberty, while others say it could provide legal cover for businesses to discriminate. The U.S. public is divided over these types of issues.