Pew Research CenterOctober 7, 2015

Positive Impact of Pope Francis on Views of the Church

Pope Francis has generated goodwill toward the Catholic Church among many Americans across the political spectrum. Democrats and liberals are especially likely to say they now have a more positive view of the church.

Pew Research CenterSeptember 2, 2015

U.S. Catholics Open to Non-Traditional Families

When Pope Francis arrives in the U.S., he will find a Catholic public that questions some key church teachings, according to a new survey on family life, sexuality and Catholic identity.

Pew Research CenterAugust 26, 2015

A Portrait of American Orthodox Jews

Compared with most other Jewish Americans, Orthodox Jews on average are younger, get married earlier and have bigger families. They also tend to be more religiously observant and more socially and politically conservative.

Pew Research CenterJune 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.

Pew Research CenterMay 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.

Pew Research CenterApril 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.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 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.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 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.

Pew Research CenterDecember 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.

Pew Research CenterNovember 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.