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

ReligionNovember 13, 2009

A Conversation with Pastor Rick Warren

The author of The Purpose Driven Life describes the worldwide spread of evangelicalism and the particular agenda driving his church’s role in that movement.

ReligionJuly 24, 2009

A Portrait of Mormons in the U.S.

Founded in 1830, Mormonism is now practiced by 1.7% of U.S. adults, comparable to the American Jewish population. Followers are concentrated in the West, and stand out for having exceptionally high levels of religious commitment and for very conservative political views.

ReligionJune 23, 2009

About One-in-Six Americans Are Baptist

A graphical representation of America’s denominational distribution.

ReligionJune 11, 2009

Most Latino Evangelicals Pray Every Day

Hispanic evangelicals are more likely to pray daily than Hispanics who belong to other major religious groups.

ReligionApril 30, 2009

Catholics, Obama and Notre Dame

Most Catholics aware of the controversy support the University of Notre Dame’s decision to invite President Barack Obama to speak and receive an honorary degree at its May 17 commencement, even though he supports abortion rights and embryonic stem cell research. But a new poll also finds a deep division on this issue between the most observant Catholics and those who are less observant

ReligionApril 27, 2009

Faith in Flux

Americans change religious affiliation early and often. A new survey documents the fluidity of religious affiliation in the U.S. and describes in detail the patterns and reasons for change.

ReligionApril 9, 2009

When Will Jesus Return?

Fully 79% of U.S. Christians believe in the Second Coming of Christ. Only 17% don’t — fewer than the 20% who believe the Second Coming will occur in their lifetime.

ReligionMarch 19, 2009

Most Mainline Protestants Say Society Should Accept Homosexuality

Most members of mainline denominations say society should accept homosexuality.

ReligionMarch 17, 2009

The Political Obligations of Catholics

The Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput argues that Catholics should take an active, vocal and morally consistent role in public debates, particularly on issues such as abortion, the death penalty and other matters they consider central to social justice.