GlobalAug 20, 2014

Who are the Iraqi Kurds?

While the Kurds are a crucial part of Iraq’s political makeup, they are an ethnic group, not a distinct religious sect within Islam.

ReligionAug 12, 2014

Iraqi Yazidis: Hazy population numbers and a history of persecution

The Yazidis who have been fleeing the advance of the Sunni militant group ISIS in Iraq are a religious group of uncertain numbers and a long history of persecution.

ReligionAug 12, 2014

6 facts about South Korea’s growing Christian population

Pope Francis will travel to South Korea next week for Asian Youth Day, making his third international trip as pontiff. Here are six facts about Christianity in South Korea.

ReligionAug 8, 2014

U.S. nuns face shrinking numbers and tensions with the Vatican

The total number of nuns, also called religious sisters, in the United States has fallen from roughly 180,000 in 1965 to about 50,000 in 2014 – a 72% drop over those 50 years.

GlobalJul 30, 2014

Turks Divided on Erdogan and the Country’s Direction

Turks are almost evenly split between those who are happy with Prime Minister Erdogan’s leadership and the state of the nation, and those who believe his government is leading the country down the wrong path.

U.S. PoliticsJul 18, 2014

Most Think the U.S. Has No Responsibility To Act in Iraq

As violence and chaos spreads in Iraq, the public is wary of U.S. involvement in the country.

ReligionJul 17, 2014

How many people of different faiths do you know?

A Pew Research Center survey shows how many people in religious groups know other people of different religions.

ReligionJul 16, 2014

U.S. evangelical Christians are chilly toward atheists – and the feeling is mutual

U.S. Christians, as a whole, express negative feelings toward atheists, and the chilliness is reciprocated, according to a Pew Research survey on how Americans rate eight religious groups.

ReligionJul 16, 2014

How Americans Feel About Religious Groups

When asked to rate religious groups on a “feeling thermometer” ranging from 0 to 100, Americans rate Jews, Catholics and evangelical Christians warmly and atheists and Muslims more coldly.

ReligionJun 27, 2014

Ramadan a dilemma for some World Cup players

Muslims comprise 11% of the collective population of the 16 countries that advanced out of the tournament’s group stage.