ReligionJune 9, 2015

A look at popes and their encyclicals

Popes have written encyclicals on an array of topics, ranging from the nature of work to the virginity of Jesus’ mother, Mary.

ReligionMay 27, 2015

Q&A: A look at what’s driving the changes seen in our Religious Landscape Study

Fact Tank sat down with David Campbell, a professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, to explore what the new findings mean.

ReligionMay 15, 2015

Compared with other Christian groups, evangelicals’ dropoff is less steep

One big reason evangelical Protestants have not declined at the same rate as other major Christian groups is that they are gaining new converts at a greater rate than they are losing people who were raised in the tradition.

ReligionMay 12, 2015

5 key findings about the changing U.S. religious landscape

Christians are declining, both as a share of the U.S. population and in total number, while religious “nones” continue to rise.

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.

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ReligionMay 12, 2015

Religious Landscape Study

Explore the geographic distribution and demographics of America’s major religious groups.

ReligionMarch 13, 2015

Pope Francis’ popularity extends beyond Catholics

Seven-in-ten Americans rate him favorably, including two-thirds of those with no religious affiliation, a Pew Research Center poll finds.

ReligionMarch 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.

ReligionJanuary 22, 2015

House Catholics are trending Republican

More House Republicans in the new, 114th Congress identify as Catholic than in any other recent Congress, and they now outnumber Catholic Democrats in the House.

ReligionJanuary 16, 2015

Religious conversion in Latin America: How we surveyed people on their beliefs

Pew Research Center’s survey in 18 Latin American countries and Puerto Rico found that many Latin Americans are leaving Catholicism and joining evangelical Protestant churches. We sat down with senior researcher Neha Sahgal to see how these conclusions were reached.