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

ReligionFebruary 12, 2019

Once a majority, Protestants now account for fewer than a third of Germans

Germany has seen a dramatic shift away from Protestantism – one that has greatly outpaced a decline in the share of Germans who are Catholic.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 24, 2019

Like Americans overall, U.S. Catholics are sharply divided by party

On a number of issues, Catholic partisans often express opinions more in line with their political parties’ positions than with their church’s teachings.

ReligionJanuary 2, 2019

Once the same nation, the Czech Republic and Slovakia look very different religiously

While Slovakia is majority Catholic, around seven-in-ten Czechs are religiously unaffiliated – the highest share of unaffiliated adults in 34 European countries surveyed.

ReligionDecember 19, 2018

5 facts about Catholics in Europe

The Catholic Church remains closely tied to Europe. Catholics are the largest religious group in many of the continent’s most populous countries.

ReligionOctober 10, 2018

7 facts about American Catholics

American Catholics are racially and ethnically diverse and fairly evenly dispersed throughout the country. Many want to see the church make significant changes.

ReligionOctober 3, 2018

After recent revelations, U.S. Catholics give Francis low marks on handling of sex abuse scandal

Just three-in-ten American Catholics now say the pontiff is doing a good or excellent job of addressing the sex abuse scandal.

ReligionOctober 2, 2018

Confidence in Pope Francis Down Sharply in U.S.

Just three-in-ten Catholic adults say Francis is doing an excellent or good job addressing the sex abuse scandal, down 14 points from this January and 24 points since 2015.

ReligionSeptember 21, 2018

Pope Francis to visit the three Baltic countries – only one of which is majority Catholic

Pope Francis begins a four-day trip this weekend to the Baltic states, the first papal visit to these countries in 25 years. While the Baltic countries have a substantial Christian population, only Lithuania and Latvia have large numbers of Catholics.

ReligionAugust 22, 2018

The world’s most committed Christians live in Africa, Latin America – and the U.S.

Christians in Africa and Latin America tend to pray more frequently, attend religious services more regularly and consider religion more important in their lives than Christians elsewhere in the world, according to a recent Pew Research Center study. At the same time, Christians in the United States also have comparatively high levels of commitment to their faith.

Pew Research CenterJuly 2, 2018

5 facts about Episcopalians

The history of the Episcopal Church is closely tied to the history of the United States. On the eve of the Episcopal Church’s 2018 General Convention, here are five facts about Episcopalians.