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.

ReligionDecember 18, 2017

5 facts about Christmas in America

Read five facts about Christmas in America and how people celebrate the holiday.

ReligionDecember 12, 2017

Americans Say Religious Aspects of Christmas Are Declining in Public Life

Most U.S. adults believe the religious aspects of Christmas are emphasized less now than in the past – even as relatively few are bothered by this trend.

ReligionNovember 29, 2017

Europe’s Growing Muslim Population

Three scenarios illustrate what the Muslim population could look like in Europe in 2050. Even with no new migration, Muslims are projected to increase as a share of Europe’s population.

ReligionNovember 27, 2017

Views of transgender issues divide along religious lines

Most Christians in America say that whether someone is a man or a woman is determined by their sex at birth. Yet, many religious “nones” have different views.

ReligionNovember 8, 2017

Orthodox Christianity in the 21st Century

Concentrated in Europe, Orthodox Christians have declined as share of the global Christian population, from 20% in 1910 to 12% today. But the Ethiopian community is highly observant and growing.

ReligionOctober 16, 2017

A growing share of Americans say it’s not necessary to believe in God to be moral

Most U.S. adults now say it is not necessary to believe in God to be moral and have good values, up from about half who expressed this view in 2011.

ReligionOctober 3, 2017

Key facts about government-favored religion around the world

Today, more than 80 countries either have an official religion or favor one or more religious groups over others.