The Global Religious Landscape
A comprehensive demographic study of more than 230 countries and territories estimates that 84% of the 2010 world population of 6.9 billion is religiously affiliated.
The Catholic “Swing” Vote
Catholics are often identified as a major “swing” voting group in American politics. A new analysis shows that the only group of Catholics that has been divided in recent elections is white Catholics who identify as political moderates
Catholics Share Bishops’ Concerns about Religious Liberty
Catholics who are aware of U.S. bishops’ concerns about restrictions on religious liberty generally agree with the bishops’ concerns, according to a new report. Yet there are no significant differences in presidential vote preferences between Catholic voters who have heard and those who have not heard about the bishops’ protests against government policies they see as restrictive of religious liberty.
Infographic: Catholics in Mexico and Cuba
This infographic is based on data from the Pew Forum’s December 2011 demographic study Global Christianity: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World’s Christian Population.
Mormons in America
A new nationally representative survey focused exclusively on Mormons explores their religious beliefs and practices, political ideology, views on moral and social issues, and attitudes toward faith, family life, the media and society.
Christians make up about the same proportion of the world’s population today as they did a century ago, but there has been a momentous shift in where they live.
Data: Global Christianity
View data on Christians in 232 countries in a series of sortable data tables. View all Christians and each tradition by number, as a percentage of the total Christian population and as a percentage of the overall population.
Map: Global Christianity
Select one of 232 countries, a region or the world to see the size of the Christian population in 2010. Filter data to see the 2010 population of the Christian traditions.
Quiz: How much do you know about Christianity around the world?
Test your knowledge with our short, 10-question quiz, which includes questions on the size and distribution of the 2010 global Christian population.
How many Christians are there in Egypt?
Senior research staff answer questions from readers relating to all the areas covered by our seven projects, ranging from polling techniques and findings, to media, technology, religious, demographic and global attitudes trends.