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

Pew Research CenterMay 12, 2015

Religious Landscape Study

Explore the geographic distribution and demographics of America’s major religious groups.

Fact TankApril 15, 2015

Europe projected to retain its Christian majority, but religious minorities will grow

The number of Christians in Europe is forecast to drop by about 100 million by 2050, while the share of Muslims and smaller religious minorities will increase.

Fact TankApril 14, 2015

Muslims expected to surpass Jews as second-largest U.S. religious group

If current demographic trends hold, by 2050, Muslims are projected to be more numerous in the U.S. than people who identify as Jewish on the basis of religion.

Fact TankApril 7, 2015

Christianity poised to continue its shift from Europe to Africa

The share of the world’s Christians in Europe will continue to decline while the percentage in sub-Saharan Africa will increase dramatically.

Pew Research CenterApril 2, 2015

The Future of World Religions

If current demographic trends persist, Christians will remain steady, Muslims will grow and people with no religion will decline as a share of the world’s population in the coming decades.

Pew Research CenterApril 2, 2015

Religious Composition by Country, 2010-2050

The religious profile of the world is rapidly changing, driven primarily by differences in fertility rates and the size of youth populations among the world’s major religions, as well as by people switching faiths. This table details the estimated religious composition of 198 countries and territories for 2010 to 2050.

Fact TankApril 2, 2015

7 key changes in the global religious landscape

What will the world’s religious landscape look like a few decades from now?

Fact TankMarch 13, 2015

Pope Francis’ popularity extends beyond Catholics

Seven-in-ten Americans rate him favorably, including two-thirds of those with no religious affiliation, a Pew Research Center poll finds.

Pew Research CenterMarch 5, 2015

In U.S., Pope’s Popularity Continues to Grow

Nearly two years into his papacy, Pope Francis continues to be widely popular: Seven-in-ten Americans view him favorably, including 90% of U.S. Catholics.

Fact TankFebruary 26, 2015

5 key findings about global restrictions on religion

There was an overall decline in social hostilities to religion in 2013, though harassment of Jews worldwide reached a high. These are five key takeaways from our religious restrictions report.