Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How America Changed During Barack Obama’s Presidency
Pew Research Center President Michael Dimock examines the changes – some profound, some subtle – that the U.S. experienced during Barack Obama’s presidency.
Faith on the Hill
The share of U.S. adults who describe themselves as Christians has been declining for decades, but the U.S. Congress is about as Christian today as it was in the early 1960s.
Religion and Education Around the World
Jews are more highly education than any other major religious group around the world, while Muslims and Hindus tend have the fewest years of formal schooling. But all religious groups are making gains, particularly among women.