Muslims and the Internet
Around the world, Muslims who use the internet are much more likely than other Muslims to have a favorable opinion of Western movies, music and television.
The Religious Affiliation of U.S. Immigrants
The religious affiliation of U.S. immigrants is majority Christian, but there is a rising share of other faiths, including Muslims and Hindus.
Views of Religious Extremism
There are high levels of concern about religious extremism among Muslims in the homelands of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. Most Muslims in the region reject violence against civilians.
Graphic: U.S. Christians’ Views on the Return of Christ
According to a 2010 Pew Research Center survey, roughly half (48%) of Christians in the U.S. say they believe that Christ will definitely (27%) or probably (20%) return to earth in the next 40 years.
U.S. Catholics Divided On Church’s Direction Under New Pope
Three-quarters of American Catholics have a favorable view of Pope Benedict XVI, but many also express a desire for change.
Mormons in America
A new nationally representative survey focused exclusively on Mormons explores their religious beliefs and practices, political ideology, views on moral and social issues, and attitudes toward faith, family life, the media and society.
Christians make up about the same proportion of the world’s population today as they did a century ago, but there has been a momentous shift in where they live.
Data: Global Christianity
View data on Christians in 232 countries in a series of sortable data tables. View all Christians and each tradition by number, as a percentage of the total Christian population and as a percentage of the overall population.
Map: Global Christianity
Select one of 232 countries, a region or the world to see the size of the Christian population in 2010. Filter data to see the 2010 population of the Christian traditions.
Quiz: How much do you know about Christianity around the world?
Test your knowledge with our short, 10-question quiz, which includes questions on the size and distribution of the 2010 global Christian population.