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

ReligionFebruary 15, 2017

Americans Express Increasingly Warm Feelings Toward Religious Groups

Americans generally express more positive feelings toward various religious groups today than they did just a few years ago.

ReligionFebruary 7, 2017

Most refugees who enter the U.S. as religious minorities are Christians

A little over a third of the refugees admitted into the U.S. in fiscal 2016 were religious minorities in their home countries. Of those, 61% were Christians and 22% were Muslims.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 20, 2017

Almost all U.S. presidents, including Trump, have been Christians

Most of the U.S. presidents have been openly religious, with many belonging to some of the country’s most prominent Protestant denominations.

ReligionJanuary 19, 2017

6 facts about faith and the inauguration

The trappings of religion have long been part of U.S. presidential inaugurations. Here are six facts on the role faith has played in inaugurations.

ReligionJanuary 18, 2017

U.S. Catholics, non-Catholics continue to view Pope Francis favorably

In the U.S., Pope Francis remains as popular as ever, with seven-in-ten Americans saying their opinion of the pontiff is “very” or “mostly” favorable.

Fact TankDecember 14, 2016

Q&A: The Muslim-Christian education gap in sub-Saharan Africa

Melina Platas, an assistant professor of political science at New York University Abu Dhabi, explains the Muslim-Christian education gap in sub-Saharan Africa.

Fact TankDecember 14, 2016

Muslims in sub-Saharan Africa are twice as likely as Christians to have no formal education

In sub-Saharan Africa, Muslim adults are more than twice as likely as Christians to have no formal schooling.

ReligionDecember 13, 2016

Educational Attainment of Religious Groups by Country

The table below details the estimated educational attainment of Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews and religiously unaffiliated adults ages 25 and older in 151 countries as of 2010 (or the latest year available).

ReligionDecember 13, 2016

Essay: How Religious Groups Differ in Educational Attainment

A new Pew Research Center global demographic study shows differences in educational attainment among the world’s major religious groups.

ReligionDecember 13, 2016

Religion and Education Around the World

Jews are more highly education than any other major religious group around the world, while Muslims and Hindus tend have the fewest years of formal schooling. But all religious groups are making gains, particularly among women.