What today’s Supreme Court decision means for gay marriage
Today’s decision settles the issue in some states, but it has not ended the battle over same-sex marriage.
Supreme Court to decide whether inmates have religious right to grow beards
The court will determine whether prison officials may prohibit or limit a Muslim inmate from growing a beard, which many Muslims believe is required by their faith.
Vatican synod on family highlights discord between church teachings and U.S. Catholics’ views
A Vatican synod on the family comes at a time when most American Catholics say they disagree with their church’s teachings on issues such as birth control and divorce.
5 facts about Indian Americans
Even among Asian Americans, Indian Americans stand out as better educated, higher earning and more Democratic.
National Congregations Study finds more church acceptance of gays and lesbians
A new survey of American religious congregations finds that in recent years, more churches have become welcoming to openly gay and lesbian couples.
Is religion’s declining influence good or bad? Those without religious affiliation are divided
Atheists, agnostics and people who have no religion in particular may be growing in number in the United States, but they are not uniformly against religion having a role in society.
5 takeaways about religion and politics before the midterms
A new Pew Research survey finds that many Americans support a role for religion in the political arena and lament what they see as religion’s declining influence in society. Here are five key takeaways.
In some European countries, church membership means paying more taxes
Are government church taxes causing Germans to leave the church?
10 big questions the Pew Research Center has tackled in the past decade
For Pew Research’s 10-year anniversary, here’s a list of 10 big research questions we’ve answered over the years that speak to broad ways that America and the world is changing.
Indians among most likely in the world to see extremist groups as ‘major threat’
A 2013 poll we conducted showed that globally Indians are among the most likely to say that Islamic extremist groups pose a “major threat” to their country.