The Future of World Religions
If current demographic trends persist, Christians will remain steady, Muslims will grow and people with no religion will decline as a share of the world’s population in the coming decades.
Religious Composition by Country, 2010-2050
The religious profile of the world is rapidly changing, driven primarily by differences in fertility rates and the size of youth populations among the world’s major religions, as well as by people switching faiths. This table details the estimated religious composition of 198 countries and territories for 2010 to 2050.
5 facts about religious hostilities in Europe
Harassment and attacks against religious minorities continue in many countries there, and hostilities against Jews in particular have been spreading.
Global Restrictions on Religion
Social hostilities involving religion declined in 2013, while government restrictions remained level. But harassment of Jews reached a seven-year high.
5 key findings about global restrictions on religion
There was an overall decline in social hostilities to religion in 2013, though harassment of Jews worldwide reached a high. These are five key takeaways from our religious restrictions report.
The continuing decline of Europe’s Jewish population
The Jewish population in Europe has dropped significantly over the last several decades – most dramatically in Eastern Europe and the countries that make up the former Soviet Union.
French have positive views of both Jews, Muslims
A Pew Research Center survey conducted last year shows that the French held more favorable views of both Jews and Muslims than many other Europeans.
Many religions heavily concentrated in one or two countries
Half of the world’s population lives in just six countries. But in many cases, the world’s major religious groups are even more concentrated.
How many people of different faiths do you know?
A Pew Research Center survey shows how many people in religious groups know other people of different religions.
U.S. evangelical Christians are chilly toward atheists – and the feeling is mutual
U.S. Christians, as a whole, express negative feelings toward atheists, and the chilliness is reciprocated, according to a Pew Research survey on how Americans rate eight religious groups.