Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis

ReligionOctober 3, 2017

Many Countries Favor Specific Religions, Officially or Unofficially

Islam is the most common state religion, but many governments give privileges to Christianity.

ReligionAugust 31, 2017

After 500 Years, Reformation-Era Divisions Have Lost Much of Their Potency

As Protestants prepare to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, two new surveys show the theological differences that split Western Christianity in the 1500s have diminished.

ReligionAugust 31, 2017

Five Centuries After Reformation, Catholic-Protestant Divide in Western Europe Has Faded

As Protestants prepare to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, two new surveys show the theological differences that split Western Christianity in the 1500s have diminished.

ReligionAugust 31, 2017

U.S. Protestants Are Not Defined by Reformation-Era Controversies 500 Years Later

As Protestants prepare to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, two new surveys show the theological differences that split Western Christianity in the 1500s have diminished.

ReligionJuly 26, 2017

U.S. Muslims Concerned About Their Place in Society, but Continue to Believe in the American Dream

Despite the concerns and perceived challenges they face, 89% of Muslims say they are both proud to be American and proud to be Muslim.

ReligionMay 10, 2017

Religious Belief and National Belonging in Central and Eastern Europe

Religion has reasserted itself as an important part of individual and national identity in a region that was once dominated by atheist communist regimes.

ReligionApril 26, 2017

In America, Does More Education Equal Less Religion?

Overall, U.S. adults with college degrees are less religious than others on some measures. However, Christians with higher levels of education appear to be just as religious as those with less schooling.

ReligionApril 11, 2017

Global Restrictions on Religion Rise Modestly in 2015, Reversing Downward Trend

Government restrictions on religion and social hostilities involving religion increased in 2015 for the first time in three years. Government harassment and use of force surged in Europe, as did social hostilities against Muslims.

ReligionApril 5, 2017

The Changing Global Religious Landscape

More babies were born to Christian mothers than to members of any other religion in recent years. Less than 20 years from now, however, the number of babies born to Muslims is expected to modestly exceed births to Christians.

ReligionFebruary 15, 2017

Americans Express Increasingly Warm Feelings Toward Religious Groups

Americans generally express more positive feelings toward various religious groups today than they did just a few years ago.