February 22, 2017

6 facts about black Americans for Black History Month

Over the past 40 years, blacks have made progress on several fronts. Yet large racial gaps persist in areas such as wealth and poverty.

GlobalFebruary 15, 2017

U.S. students’ academic achievement still lags that of their peers in many other countries

American students continue to rank around the middle of the pack, and behind many other advanced industrial nations, in international assessments of math, science and reading.

U.S. PoliticsFebruary 2, 2017

The changing face of Congress in 5 charts

Apart from its political makeup and policy objectives, the new Congress differs from prior ones in other ways, including its demographics.

January 18, 2017

U.S. still has a ways to go in meeting Obama’s goal of producing more college grads

As Obama’s time in office nears its end, the U.S. remains short of his goal to produce more college graduates by 2020.

Fact TankJanuary 11, 2017

About one-fifth of adults globally have no formal schooling

Lack of formal education is widespread in many countries in south Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Fact TankDecember 27, 2016

The Muslim gender gap in educational attainment is shrinking

Muslim women have made greater educational gains than Muslim men in most regions of the world.

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.