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ReligionSeptember 10, 2013

In Pakistan, most say Ahmadis are not Muslim

Anti-Ahmadi sentiment runs high in Pakistan, where two in three Pakistani Muslims say Ahmadis are not Muslim.

GlobalSeptember 10, 2013

Muslims Concerned about Extremism

Across 11 Muslim publics surveyed, a median of 67% say they are somewhat or very concerned about Islamic extremism. Among these publics, extremist groups garner little popular support and clear majorities oppose violence in the name of Islam.

ReligionJuly 9, 2013

Most Muslims say they fast during Ramadan

A survey of more than 38,000 Muslims in 39 countries and territories found that a median of 93% say they fast during Ramadan.

ReligionJune 11, 2013

Iranians’ Views Mixed on Political Role for Religious Figures

As Iranians prepare to elect a new president on June 14, just 40% of them think religious figures should play a large role in politics.

ReligionJune 7, 2013

World’s Muslim population more widespread than you might think

There are about 1.6 billion Muslims, or 23% of the world’s population, making Islam the second-largest religion.

ReligionMay 31, 2013

Muslims and the Internet

Around the world, Muslims who use the internet are much more likely than other Muslims to have a favorable opinion of Western movies, music and television.

GlobalMay 16, 2013

Egypt’s National Mood Turns Grim

Months of political uncertainty, a weak economy and often violent street protests have resulted in a majority of Egyptians saying they are dissatisfied with the way their new democracy is working.

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.

ReligionApril 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.