ReligionJuly 5, 2018

How Does Pew Research Center Measure the Religious Composition of the U.S.? Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

At Pew Research Center, we frequently receive questions about how we measure religion. Here are answers to some of the questions we get most frequently.

Pew Research CenterJuly 2, 2018

5 facts about Episcopalians

The history of the Episcopal Church is closely tied to the history of the United States. On the eve of the Episcopal Church’s 2018 General Convention, here are five facts about Episcopalians.

Pew Research CenterJune 21, 2018

Key findings on the global rise in religious restrictions

Restrictions on religion continued to climb in 2016 around the world, the second year in a row of increases.

ReligionJune 21, 2018

Global Uptick in Government Restrictions on Religion in 2016

Restrictions on religion increased in 2016 for the second straight year. Nationalist parties and organizations played an increasing role in harassment of religious minorities, especially in Europe.

Pew Research CenterJune 19, 2018

Western Europeans vary in their nationalist, anti-immigrant and anti-religious minority attitudes

Nationalist and anti-immigrant attitudes in Western Europe have been an issue in a number of recent national elections around the region. But Western Europeans vary by country when it comes to having positive or negative views about immigrants and religious minorities.

ReligionJune 13, 2018

The Age Gap in Religion Around the World

Young adults tend to be less religious than their elders by several measures; the opposite is rarely true. This pattern holds true across many countries that have different religious, economic and social profiles.

ReligionMay 29, 2018

Being Christian in Western Europe

The majority of Europe’s Christians are non-practicing, but they differ from religiously unaffiliated people in their views on God, attitudes toward Muslims and immigrants, and opinions about religion’s role in society.

ReligionApril 25, 2018

When Americans Say They Believe in God, What Do They Mean?

Nine-in-ten Americans believe in a higher power, but only a slim majority believe in God as described in the Bible

ReligionFebruary 7, 2018

5 facts about the religious lives of African Americans

Religion, particularly Christianity, has played an outsize role in African American history. For Black History Month, here are five facts about the religious lives of African Americans.

ReligionJanuary 22, 2018

American religious groups vary widely in their views of abortion

Many Many Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons and members of some evangelical churches say abortion should be illegal. But among other religious groups, many support legal abortion.