ReligionFebruary 26, 2015

Q/A: How Pew Research measures global restrictions on religion

We sat down with researcher Peter Henne to learn more about the complex process of measuring global religious restrictions.

ReligionJanuary 27, 2015

2015 is shaping up to be a significant year for religion at the Supreme Court

Here’s a rundown of the Supreme Court’s busy docket, which includes cases on the ACA’s contraception mandate, religion in the workplace, same-sex marriage and the death penalty.

Fact TankJanuary 14, 2015

French have positive views of both Jews, Muslims

A Pew Research Center survey conducted last year shows that the French held more favorable views of both Jews and Muslims than many other Europeans.

ReligionDecember 15, 2014

Most Say Religious Holiday Displays on Public Property Are OK

A majority of Americans believe the historical accuracy of the biblical Christmas story and also look forward to gathering with friends and family for the holidays.

GlobalDecember 11, 2014

Pope Francis’ Image Positive in Much of World

Pope Francis, leader of the world’s nearly 1.1 billion Catholics, enjoys broad support across much of the globe. A median of 60% across 43 nations have a favorable view of the pontiff.

ReligionDecember 8, 2014

On religion, Mexicans are more Catholic and often more traditional than Mexican Americans

Majorities of both groups self-identify as Catholic, but the percentage of Catholics is 20 percentage points higher among Mexicans (81%) than among Mexican Americans (61%).

ReligionDecember 8, 2014

Many U.S. congregations are still racially segregated, but things are changing

While the degree of racial segregation within religious congregations remains high, some houses of worship in the U.S. have become more diverse in recent years, according to a National Congregations study.

ReligionNovember 25, 2014

64 countries have religious symbols on their national flags

Of the 64 countries in this category, about half have Christian symbols (48%) and about a third include Islamic religious symbols (33%).

ReligionNovember 14, 2014

Why has Pentecostalism grown so dramatically in Latin America?

Tens of millions of Latin Americans have left the Roman Catholic Church in recent decades and embraced Pentecostal Christianity.

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ReligionNovember 13, 2014

Religion and Morality in Latin America

Even though Catholic Church teaching forbids behaviors like suicide and homosexuality, Protestants across Latin America are more likely than Catholics to see many issues as morally unacceptable.