ReligionApril 5, 2016

Restrictions on Women’s Religious Attire

Many countries have laws that ban or limit women from wearing religious attire in public places. By comparison, far fewer countries require women to wear particular types of attire for religious reasons.

ReligionMarch 24, 2016

A religious gender gap for Christians, but not for Muslims

While Christian women are on the whole more religious than Christian men, Muslim women and Muslim men have similar levels of religious commitment. And when it comes to attendance at worship services, Muslim men are more active than Muslim women.

ReligionMarch 23, 2016

Q&A: Why are women generally more religious than men?

A discussion with David Voas of the Department of Social Science at University College London on the gender gap in religion around the world.

ReligionMarch 22, 2016

The Gender Gap in Religion Around the World

History’s most influential religious leaders – among them Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, Siddhartha Gautama – are usually male. Yet women today are generally more religious than men, particularly among Christians.

ReligionMarch 22, 2016

Women generally are more religious than men, but not everywhere

Generally, women are more likely than men to be affiliated with a religious organization; women also pray more, and are more inclined to say religion is “very important” in their lives.

GlobalMarch 8, 2016

Strong global support for gender equality, especially among women

Gender equality is among the most widely accepted democratic principles around the world.

ReligionMarch 2, 2016

Women relatively rare in top positions of religious leadership

We looked at nine major religious organizations in the U.S. that both ordain women and allow them to hold top leadership slots.

ReligionDecember 2, 2015

Religious groups’ policies on transgender members vary widely

Religious institutions are starting to formally address the participation of transgender people in their congregations, much as they have with the issue of accepting homosexuals.

GlobalDecember 2, 2015

Women, more than men, say climate change will harm them personally

In wealthier nations, women are more likely than men to consider climate change a serious problem, be concerned it will harm them personally and say that major lifestyle changes are needed to solve the problem.

GlobalNovember 20, 2015

Without one-child policy, China still might not see baby boom, gender balance

China’s rapid economic development, its urbanization and its culture will continue to play a role in family size and the population’s gender makeup.