See the latest Pew Research Center reports and data on the world’s largest religious group.

ReligionMarch 21, 2017

Majority of states have all-Christian congressional delegations

The vast majority of the nation’s federal lawmakers (91%) describe themselves as Christians, compared with 71% of U.S. adults who say the same.

ReligionFebruary 27, 2017

Most white evangelicals approve of Trump travel prohibition and express concerns about extremism

While most Americans disapprove of Donald Trump’s recent refugee policy, there is a sizable divide on the issue among major religious groups.

ReligionFebruary 15, 2017

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.

ReligionFebruary 7, 2017

Most refugees who enter the U.S. as religious minorities are Christians

A little over a third of the refugees admitted into the U.S. in fiscal 2016 were religious minorities in their home countries. Of those, 61% were Christians and 22% were Muslims.

ReligionJanuary 19, 2017

6 facts about faith and the inauguration

The trappings of religion have long been part of U.S. presidential inaugurations. Here are six facts on the role faith has played in inaugurations.

ReligionJanuary 18, 2017

U.S. Catholics, non-Catholics continue to view Pope Francis favorably

In the U.S., Pope Francis remains as popular as ever, with seven-in-ten Americans saying their opinion of the pontiff is “very” or “mostly” favorable.

Fact TankDecember 14, 2016

Q&A: The Muslim-Christian education gap in sub-Saharan Africa

Melina Platas, an assistant professor of political science at New York University Abu Dhabi, explains the Muslim-Christian education gap in sub-Saharan Africa.

Fact TankDecember 14, 2016

Muslims in sub-Saharan Africa are twice as likely as Christians to have no formal education

In sub-Saharan Africa, Muslim adults are more than twice as likely as Christians to have no formal schooling.

ReligionDecember 13, 2016

Educational Attainment of Religious Groups by Country

The table below details the estimated educational attainment of Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews and religiously unaffiliated adults ages 25 and older in 151 countries as of 2010 (or the latest year available).

ReligionDecember 13, 2016

Essay: How Religious Groups Differ in Educational Attainment

A new Pew Research Center global demographic study shows differences in educational attainment among the world’s major religious groups.