ReligionFebruary 12, 2019

Once a majority, Protestants now account for fewer than a third of Germans

Germany has seen a dramatic shift away from Protestantism – one that has greatly outpaced a decline in the share of Germans who are Catholic.

ReligionFebruary 6, 2019

Why we studied the possible links between religion and happiness, health and civic engagement

Conrad Hackett, associate director for research and senior demographer, discusses why we studied the relationship between religion and happiness, health and civic engagement.

ReligionJanuary 31, 2019

Are religious people happier, healthier? Our new global study explores this question

In many countries, actively religious people are more likely than their less-religious peers to describe themselves as very happy.

ReligionJanuary 31, 2019

Religion’s Relationship to Happiness, Civic Engagement and Health Around the World

People who are active in religious congregations tend to be happier and more civically engaged than either religiously unaffiliated adults or inactive members of religious groups, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of survey data from the United States and more than two dozen other countries.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 24, 2019

Like Americans overall, U.S. Catholics are sharply divided by party

On a number of issues, Catholic partisans often express opinions more in line with their political parties’ positions than with their church’s teachings.

ReligionJanuary 17, 2019

Black Muslims account for a fifth of all U.S. Muslims, and about half are converts to Islam

About half of black Muslims are converts to Islam, a relatively high conversion level. Black Muslims, like black Americans overall, have high levels of religious commitment.

ReligionJanuary 14, 2019

Split between Ukrainian, Russian churches shows political importance of Orthodox Christianity

Ukraine is an overwhelmingly Orthodox Christian nation, and 46% of Orthodox Ukrainians look to the Ukrainian national church leaders as the highest Orthodoxy authority.

ReligionJanuary 3, 2019

5 facts about the religious makeup of the 116th Congress

The new Congress is slightly more religiously diverse than its predecessor, but it remains overwhelmingly Christian.

ReligionJanuary 3, 2019

Faith on the Hill

The new, 116th Congress includes the first two Muslim women ever to serve in the House of Representatives, and is, overall, slightly more religiously diverse than the prior Congress.

ReligionJanuary 2, 2019

Once the same nation, the Czech Republic and Slovakia look very different religiously

While Slovakia is majority Catholic, around seven-in-ten Czechs are religiously unaffiliated – the highest share of unaffiliated adults in 34 European countries surveyed.