Pew Research Center reports and data on the world’s fastest growing religious group.

GlobalMay 10, 2013

What Pakistan Thinks

As Pakistan prepares for this weekend’s elections, the Taliban has significantly stepped up its attacks. And no matter which party emerges victorious from the May 11 poll, it will have to answer to a public that is increasingly worried about the threat extremism poses to the Pakistani state.

U.S. PoliticsMay 7, 2013

After Boston, Little Changes in Views of Islam and Violence

The public is split on whether Islam is more likely than other religions to encourage violence among its believers, but there are sizable partisan, demographic and religious differences in views of Islam and violence.

ReligionApr 30, 2013

The World’s Muslims

A new global survey of Muslims shows they are deeply committed to their faith and want its teachings to shape not only their personal lives but also their societies and politics.

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ReligionApr 30, 2013

Infographic: The World’s Muslims

Highlights from the report “The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society”

ReligionApr 30, 2013

The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society

A new survey report looks at attitudes among Muslims in 39 countries on a wide range of topics, from science to sharia, polygamy to popular culture. The survey finds that overwhelming percentages of Muslims in many countries want Islamic law to be the official law of their land, but there is also widespread support for democracy and religious freedom.

ReligionApr 23, 2013

Views of Religious Extremism

There are high levels of concern about religious extremism among Muslims in the homelands of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. Most Muslims in the region reject violence against civilians.

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ReligionApr 8, 2013

Map: State Legislation Restricting Use of Foreign or Religious Law

Between 2010 and 2012, lawmakers in at least 32 states introduced bills to ban state courts from considering foreign or religious laws in their decisions.

ReligionDec 18, 2012

The Global Religious Landscape

A comprehensive demographic study of more than 230 countries and territories estimates that 84% of the 2010 world population of 6.9 billion is religiously affiliated.

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ReligionSep 27, 2012

Map: Controversies Over Mosques and Islamic Centers Across the U.S.

This interactive map provides a brief overview, based on news reports, of 35 proposed mosques and Islamic centers that have encountered community resistance in the last two years.

ReligionAug 9, 2012

The World’s Muslims: Unity and Diversity

A new survey of Muslims conducted in 39 countries sheds new light on beliefs and practices across the globe.