ReligionFebruary 7, 2018

5 facts about the religious lives of African Americans

Religion, particularly Christianity, has played an outsize role in African American history. For Black History Month, here are five facts about the religious lives of African Americans.

ReligionJanuary 26, 2018

The share of Americans who leave Islam is offset by those who become Muslim

About a quarter of adults who were raised Muslim no longer identify as members of the faith. But Islam gains about as many converts as it loses.

ReligionJanuary 22, 2018

American religious groups vary widely in their views of abortion

Many Many Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons and members of some evangelical churches say abortion should be illegal. But among other religious groups, many support legal abortion.

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.