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

ReligionJun 26, 2015

Gay Marriage Around the World

A growing number of governments around the world are considering whether to grant legal recognition to same-sex marriages. Nearly two dozen countries currently have national laws allowing gays and lesbians to marry, mostly in Europe and the Americas. In Mexico, some jurisdictions allow same-sex couples to wed, while others do not.

ReligionJun 16, 2015

Catholics Divided Over Global Warming

A solid majority of U.S. Catholics believe that Earth is warming. But climate change is a highly politicized issue that sharply divides American Catholics, like the U.S. public as a whole, mainly along political party lines.

ReligionMay 12, 2015

America’s Changing Religious Landscape

The Christian share of the U.S. population is declining, while the share of Americans who do not identify with any organized religion is growing. These changes affect all regions in the country and many demographic groups.

ReligionApr 2, 2015

The Future of World Religions

If current demographic trends persist, Christians will remain steady, Muslims will grow and people with no religion will decline as a share of the world’s population in the coming decades.

ReligionMar 5, 2015

In U.S., Pope’s Popularity Continues to Grow

Nearly two years into his papacy, Pope Francis continues to be widely popular: Seven-in-ten Americans view him favorably, including 90% of U.S. Catholics.

ReligionFeb 26, 2015

Global Restrictions on Religion

Social hostilities involving religion declined in 2013, while government restrictions remained level. But harassment of Jews reached a seven-year high.

ReligionJan 5, 2015

Faith on the Hill

More than nine-in-ten members of the newly elected 114th Congress are Christian — a significantly higher share than is seen in the general population. However, many other major religious groups are represented in the body, including Jews, Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus and the unaffiliated.

ReligionDec 15, 2014

Most Say Religious Holiday Displays on Public Property Are OK

A majority of Americans believe the historical accuracy of the biblical Christmas story and also look forward to gathering with friends and family for the holidays.

ReligionNov 13, 2014

Religion in Latin America

Nearly 40% of the world’s Catholics live in Latin America, but many people in the region have converted from Catholicism to Protestantism, while some have left organized religion altogether.

ReligionNov 6, 2014

Religion and Electronic Media

One-in-five Americans report sharing their religious faith on social networks like Facebook and Twitter in an average week.