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.

ReligionOctober 3, 2017

Many Countries Favor Specific Religions, Officially or Unofficially

Islam is the most common state religion, but many governments give privileges to Christianity.

ReligionSeptember 6, 2017

More Americans now say they’re spiritual but not religious

About a quarter of U.S. adults now say they think of themselves as spiritual but not religious, up 8 percentage points in five years.

ReligionAugust 31, 2017

After 500 Years, Reformation-Era Divisions Have Lost Much of Their Potency

As Protestants prepare to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, two new surveys show the theological differences that split Western Christianity in the 1500s have diminished.

ReligionAugust 31, 2017

Five Centuries After Reformation, Catholic-Protestant Divide in Western Europe Has Faded

As Protestants prepare to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, two new surveys show the theological differences that split Western Christianity in the 1500s have diminished.

ReligionAugust 31, 2017

U.S. Protestants Are Not Defined by Reformation-Era Controversies 500 Years Later

As Protestants prepare to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, two new surveys show the theological differences that split Western Christianity in the 1500s have diminished.

ReligionAugust 17, 2017

God or the divine is referenced in every state constitution

God or the divine is mentioned at least once in each of the 50 state constitutions and nearly 200 times overall.

ReligionAugust 16, 2017

Video: How Pew Research Center Conducted Its 2017 Survey of Muslim Americans

In this short video, Pew Research Center researchers explain how they overcame these obstacles to produce the Center’s wide-ranging new survey of 1,001 American Muslims.

ReligionAugust 14, 2017

Like most Americans, U.S. Muslims concerned about extremism in the name of Islam

About eight-in-ten U.S. Muslims (82%) say they are either very (66%) or somewhat concerned (16%) about extremism committed in the name of Islam around the world.