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Jeff Diamant

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ReligionJanuary 17, 2019

Black Muslims account for a fifth of all U.S. Muslims, and about half are converts to Islam

About half of black Muslims are converts to Islam, a relatively high conversion level. Black Muslims, like black Americans overall, have high levels of religious commitment.

ReligionDecember 4, 2018

Views of national identity differ less by age in Central, Eastern Europe than in Western Europe

Central and Eastern Europeans of different ages are about equally likely to say that Christianity, birthplace and ancestry are important to national identity.

ReligionOctober 29, 2018

In EU, there’s an East-West divide over religious minorities, gay marriage, national identity

In the EU, Central and Eastern Europeans differ from Western Europeans in their views on certain issues, including religious minorities and gay marriage.

ReligionSeptember 26, 2018

Black men are less religious than black women, but more religious than white women and men

Research has shown that men in the United States are generally less religious than women. And while this pattern holds true among black Americans, black men are still a highly religious group.

ReligionAugust 29, 2018

Q&A: The challenges of creating a religious typology

This new analysis creates a typology that cuts across denominations, sorting Americans into seven groups, or “clusters,” based on their religious practices and values, their views about religion in general, and the sources of meaning and fulfillment in their lives. Rich Morin, a senior editor at the Center, explains how the study was put together, and discusses the role of cluster analysis in creating the typology.

ReligionJuly 20, 2018

Black Millennials are more religious than other Millennials

Black Millennials are more likely than nonblack Millennials, for example, to say they pray at least daily and attend religious services at least weekly.

Pew Research CenterJune 19, 2018

Western Europeans vary in their nationalist, anti-immigrant and anti-religious minority attitudes

Nationalist and anti-immigrant attitudes in Western Europe have been an issue in a number of recent national elections around the region. But Western Europeans vary by country when it comes to having positive or negative views about immigrants and religious minorities.

Pew Research CenterJune 1, 2018

Q&A: Measuring attitudes toward Muslims and Jews in Western Europe

Neha Sahgal, a lead author of our survey of Christians in Western Europe, discusses how the survey team constructed its questions and analyzed results.

ReligionMay 31, 2018

Under Pope Francis, the College of Cardinals has become less European

Pope Francis’ additions to the College of Cardinals since his election in 2013 have tilted the leadership structure of the Roman Catholic Church away from its historic European base and toward the “global south” – that is, developing nations mostly in the Southern Hemisphere.

Pew Research CenterMay 23, 2018

Religiously, nonwhite Democrats are more similar to Republicans than to white Democrats

While white Democrats are less likely to be religious than Republicans, nonwhite Democrats more closely resemble Republicans overall on certain religious measures.