ReligionJuly 11, 2013

American Catholics want Pope Francis to address abuse scandal

As Pope Francis begins to address issues facing the church, Pew Research Center surveys of American Catholics finds that seven-in-ten think it’s important for the church to address the sex-abuse scandal.

ReligionJuly 9, 2013

Most Muslims say they fast during Ramadan

A survey of more than 38,000 Muslims in 39 countries and territories found that a median of 93% say they fast during Ramadan.

ReligionJuly 2, 2013

The Growth of the Nonreligious

About half of Americans say the growing number of “people who are not religious” is bad for American society. And two-thirds of Americans – affiliated and unaffiliated alike – say religion is losing its influence in Americans’ lives.

ReligionJune 27, 2013

Canada’s Changing Religious Landscape

A new Pew Research Center analysis of Canadian census and survey data finds that more Canadians belong to minority faiths than ever before. In addition, the number of Canadians with no religious affiliation has been rising, and attendance at religious services has been dropping.

ReligionJune 26, 2013

Many American Catholics at odds with Vatican on homosexuality

Four-in-ten Catholics say there is “a lot” of conflict between their personal religious beliefs and homosexuality.

ReligionJune 11, 2013

Iranians’ Views Mixed on Political Role for Religious Figures

As Iranians prepare to elect a new president on June 14, just 40% of them think religious figures should play a large role in politics.

ReligionJune 7, 2013

World’s Muslim population more widespread than you might think

There are about 1.6 billion Muslims, or 23% of the world’s population, making Islam the second-largest religion.

ReligionMay 31, 2013

Muslims and the Internet

Around the world, Muslims who use the internet are much more likely than other Muslims to have a favorable opinion of Western movies, music and television.

ReligionMay 17, 2013

The Religious Affiliation of U.S. Immigrants

The religious affiliation of U.S. immigrants is majority Christian, but there is a rising share of other faiths, including Muslims and Hindus.

GlobalMay 16, 2013

Egypt’s National Mood Turns Grim

Months of political uncertainty, a weak economy and often violent street protests have resulted in a majority of Egyptians saying they are dissatisfied with the way their new democracy is working.