ReligionMay 4, 2016

5 facts about prayer

For the National Day of Prayer, we rounded up survey data on Americans’ prayer habits, as well as historical instances of prayer intersecting with the government.

ReligionApril 26, 2016

A closer look at Jehovah’s Witnesses living in the U.S.

Jehovah’s Witnesses, who make up just less than 1% of U.S. adults, are known for their door-to-door proselytism. But members of this denomination, which has its origins in 19th-century America, are also unique in many other ways.

ReligionApril 20, 2016

What different styles of head coverings say about Israeli Jewish men

They come in several basic styles, with some more favored by particular Jewish subgroups than others.

GlobalApril 19, 2016

5 ways Americans and Europeans are different

Americans and Europeans often have different perspectives on individualism, the role of government, free expression, religion and morality.

ReligionApril 15, 2016

Many Americans don’t argue about religion – or even talk about it

About half of U.S. adults tell us they seldom (33%) or never (16%) talk about religion with people outside their family.

ReligionApril 12, 2016

Religion in Everyday Life

Highly religious Americans are happier, more involved with family and more likely to volunteer than the less religious. But they are no more likely to exercise, recycle or make socially conscious consumer choices.

ReligionApril 12, 2016

How highly religious Americans’ lives are different from others

Plenty of attention has been paid to the political disagreements between highly religious and less religious Americans, including on social issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion. But there has been less talk about how these groups differ – when they do – in how they live their everyday lives. Pew Research Center set out […]

ReligionApril 8, 2016

Pope’s proclamation, like views of U.S. Catholics, indicates openness to nontraditional families

Six-in-ten Catholics say the church should allow those who are divorced and have remarried without obtaining an annulment to receive Communion, according to a 2015 Pew Research Center Survey.

ReligionApril 7, 2016

Is God Dead? No, but belief has declined slightly

Fifty years ago this month, Time magazine published one of its most famous and controversial covers. Splashed in bold red print across a black background was a short, simple and yet intensely provocative question: “Is God Dead?” Without providing a definitive answer, the authors of the piece, dated April 8, 1966, seemed to imply that, […]

ReligionApril 5, 2016

Restrictions on Women’s Religious Attire

Many countries have laws that ban or limit women from wearing religious attire in public places. By comparison, far fewer countries require women to wear particular types of attire for religious reasons.