Christians make up about the same proportion of the world’s population today as they did a century ago, but there has been a momentous shift in where they live.
Data: Global Christianity
View data on Christians in 232 countries in a series of sortable data tables. View all Christians and each tradition by number, as a percentage of the total Christian population and as a percentage of the overall population.
Map: Global Christianity
Select one of 232 countries, a region or the world to see the size of the Christian population in 2010. Filter data to see the 2010 population of the Christian traditions.
Quiz: How much do you know about Christianity around the world?
Test your knowledge with our short, 10-question quiz, which includes questions on the size and distribution of the 2010 global Christian population.
Romney’s Mormon Faith Likely a Factor in Primaries, Not in a General Election
About half of all voters, and 60% of evangelical Republicans, know that Mitt Romney is a Mormon. The former Massachusetts governor’s religion has implications for his nomination run, but not for the general election should he be nominated as his party’s standard bearer.
Database: Directory of Religious Advocacy Organizations
A searchable directory of religious and religion-related organizations in the Washington, D.C. area engaged in activities that seek to affect public policy
Infographic: A Portrait of Muslim Americans
Key findings from the 2011 survey of 1,033 Muslim American adults 18 years old and older.
Muslim Americans: No Signs of Growth in Alienation or Support for Extremism
While a majority of Muslim Americans say they have endured suspicion and enhanced scrutiny since the 9/11 attacks nearly 10 years ago, a wide-ranging survey finds no indication of increased alienation and anger or rising support for Islamic extremism. On the contrary, majorities of Muslim Americans express concern about the possible rise of Islamic extremism, both here and abroad.
Are Republicans Ready Now for a Mormon President?
An important group within the Republican base, white evangelical Protestants, is more uncomfortable with the idea of a Mormon candidate than are other Republicans.
Continuing Divide in Views of Islam and Violence
The public remains divided over whether Islam is more likely than other religions to encourage violence among its believers. Political and ideological divisions are wide, though. Most conservatives and Tea Party supporters link Islam with violence.