Religion Feb. 3, 2016

Republicans Prefer Blunt Talk About Islamic Extremism, Democrats Favor Caution

Half of Americans say the next president should be careful not to criticize Islam as a whole when speaking about Islamic extremists, while four-in-ten want the next president to speak bluntly about Islamic extremists even if the statements are critical of Islam as a whole.

Fact Tank Jan. 21, 2016

Americans may be getting less religious, but feelings of spirituality are on the rise

The phrase “spiritual but not religious” has become widely used in recent years by some Americans who are trying to describe their religious identity.

Fact Tank Jan. 8, 2016

Q&A: Why Millennials are less religious than older Americans

We sat down with Michael Hout, a professor of sociology at New York University, to examine possible reasons.

Fact Tank Jan. 7, 2016

The Middle East’s sectarian divide on views of Saudi Arabia, Iran

The tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran are often characterized as sectarian, and public attitudes toward the two countries in five Middle Eastern nations surveyed bear this out.

Fact Tank Jan. 6, 2016

A new estimate of the U.S. Muslim population

Pew Research Center estimates that there were about 3.3 million Muslims of all ages living in the United States in 2015. This means that Muslims made up about 1% of the total U.S. population.

Fact Tank Dec. 31, 2015

Your favorite Fact Tank data in 2015

From Millennials in the workforce to religion in America, our most popular posts told important stories about trends shaping our world.

Fact Tank Dec. 22, 2015

15 striking findings from 2015

From trust in government to views of climate change, here are some of Pew Research Center’s most memorable findings of the year.

Fact Tank Dec. 21, 2015

Where Christian churches, other religions stand on gay marriage

In the last two decades, several religious groups have moved to allow same-sex couples to marry within their traditions.

Fact Tank Dec. 21, 2015

5 facts about Christmas in America

Just in time for the holidays, here are five facts about Christmas in America and how people celebrate.

Fact Tank Dec. 18, 2015

Many Millennials see Christmas as more cultural than religious holiday

Millennials are less religious than older Americans and less likely to identify with a religious group, and those traits are reflected in the way they celebrate Christmas.