Key findings about Americans’ views on religious liberty and nondiscrimination
Our new survey focusing on contraception, same-sex marriage and transgender rights finds the public closely divided over some – though not all – of these issues.
Many countries allow child marriage
Almost all of the world’s nations have laws specifying at which age a couple can marry, and in most of these countries, those under the age of 18 are allowed to wed.
Pope’s proclamation, like views of U.S. Catholics, indicates openness to nontraditional families
Six-in-ten Catholics say the church should allow those who are divorced and have remarried without obtaining an annulment to receive Communion, according to a 2015 Pew Research Center Survey.
Religious groups in Israel keep to themselves when it comes to marriages and friendships
When it comes to marriage, Israelis rarely cross religious lines.
The never-been-married are biggest users of online dating
Some 30% of U.S. adults who have never been married say they have ever used an online dating site or mobile dating app.
It’s no longer a ‘Leave It to Beaver’ world for American families – but it wasn’t back then, either
In 2014, just 14% of children younger than 18 lived with a stay-at-home mother and a working father who were in their first marriage. In 1960, half of children were living in this arrangement.
The link between a college education and a lasting marriage
College-educated women have an almost eight-in-ten chance of still being married after two decades.
Record share of young women are living with their parents, relatives
A larger share of young women live at home with their parents or other relatives than at any point since 1940, as more attend college and marry later in life.
Most U.S. Catholics hope for change in church rule on divorce, Communion
62% of U.S. Catholics think the church should allow Catholics who have been divorced and remarried without an annulment to receive Communion.
What’s a sin? Catholics don’t always agree with their church
Almost nine-in-ten U.S. Catholics believe that some actions are offensive to God, but many American Catholics don’t agree with church teachings on what constitutes sinful behavior.