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.
How Americans Feel About Religious Groups
When asked to rate religious groups on a “feeling thermometer” ranging from 0 to 100, Americans rate Jews, Catholics and evangelical Christians warmly and atheists and Muslims more coldly.
Controversy over new Israeli law highlights growing ultra-Orthodox population
Ultra-Orthodox Jews have been at the center of a controversy in Israel over whether they should be subject to the draft. Their counterparts in the U.S. tend to be more insular than other Jews.
Infographic: Survey of Jewish Americans
Highlights from the Pew Research Center survey report, “A Portrait of Jewish Americans”
What happens when Jews intermarry?
Does intermarriage lead to assimilation and weaken the Jewish community? Or does it strengthen and diversify the Jewish community?