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Most U.S. Catholics rely heavily on their own conscience for moral guidance
Despite Pope Francis’ overwhelming popularity, few U.S. Catholics say they turn to the pope “a great deal” for guidance on difficult moral questions.
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In first months of Trump presidency, Christians account for growing share of U.S. refugee arrivals
More Christian than Muslim refugees have been admitted to the United States in the first months of the Trump administration, reversing a trend that had seen Muslims outnumber Christians in the final fiscal year under President Barack Obama, a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. State Department refugee data has found.
Christians faced widespread harassment in 2015, but mostly in Christian-majority countries
Christians were harassed by governments or social groups in a total of 128 countries in 2015 – more countries than any other religious group.
Orthodox Christians in Europe more likely to believe than practice their religion
Religious belief is much more common than religious practice among Orthodox Christians in Central and Eastern Europe.
Most in former Yugoslavia favor multicultural society, although some tensions remain
Most people in Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia seem willing to share their societies with ethnic and religious groups different from their own.
Religious Belief and National Belonging in Central and Eastern Europe
Religion has reasserted itself as an important part of individual and national identity in a region that was once dominated by atheist communist regimes.
Among white evangelicals, regular churchgoers are the most supportive of Trump
White evangelicals overwhelming voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election, and their support has continued into his presidency.
Sub-Saharan Africa will be home to growing shares of the world’s Christians and Muslims
By 2060, more than four-in-ten Christians and 27% of Muslims around the world will call sub-Saharan Africa home.
5 facts on how Americans view the Bible and other religious texts
This year, the Jewish festival of Passover coincides with the Christian celebration of Easter. Here are five key facts about Americans and their holy texts.
Restrictions on religion among the 25 most populous countries, 2007-2015
Among the world’s 25 most populous countries, Russia, Egypt, India, Pakistan, and Nigeria stand out as having the most restrictions on religion (as of the end of 2015) when both government restrictions and religious hostilities are taken into account.
Global Restrictions on Religion Rise Modestly in 2015, Reversing Downward Trend
Government restrictions on religion and social hostilities involving religion increased in 2015 for the first time in three years. Government harassment and use of force surged in Europe, as did social hostilities against Muslims.