ReligionApril 11, 2017

Restrictions on religion among the 25 most populous countries, 2007-2015

Among the world’s 25 most populous countries, Russia, Egypt, India, Pakistan, and Nigeria stand out as having the most restrictions on religion (as of the end of 2015) when both government restrictions and religious hostilities are taken into account.

ReligionApril 11, 2017

Global Restrictions on Religion Rise Modestly in 2015, Reversing Downward Trend

Government restrictions on religion and social hostilities involving religion increased in 2015 for the first time in three years. Government harassment and use of force surged in Europe, as did social hostilities against Muslims.

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.

ReligionDecember 19, 2016

The education gap between Hindus in India and the West

Hindus are among the least educated of the world’s major religious groups when looked at globally, but this is not true of Hindus everywhere.

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.

ReligionDecember 13, 2016

Key findings on how world religions differ by education

A new Pew Research Center study, analyzing data from 151 countries, looks at education levels of Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and religiously unaffiliated adults ages 25 and older. Here are five key takeaways from the report.

Fact TankDecember 21, 2015

Where Christian churches, other religions stand on gay marriage

In the last two decades, several religious groups have moved to allow same-sex couples to marry within their traditions.

Pew Research CenterNovember 3, 2015

U.S. Public Becoming Less Religious

There has been a modest drop in overall rates of belief in God and participation in religious practices. But religiously affiliated Americans are as observant as before.