ReligionMay 4, 2017

Though still conservative, young evangelicals are more liberal than their elders on some issues

The generation gap between millennials and older adults on social and political issues exists even among evangelical Protestants.

ReligionApril 28, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa experienced largest increase in religious restrictions in 2015

While sub-Saharan Africa had fewer religious restrictions than many other parts of the world in 2015, it experienced a larger increase than any other region.

ReligionApril 26, 2017

Among white evangelicals, regular churchgoers are the most supportive of Trump

White evangelicals overwhelming voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election, and their support has continued into his presidency.

ReligionApril 19, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa will be home to growing shares of the world’s Christians and Muslims

By 2060, more than four-in-ten Christians and 27% of Muslims around the world will call sub-Saharan Africa home.

ReligionApril 14, 2017

5 facts on how Americans view the Bible and other religious texts

This year, the Jewish festival of Passover coincides with the Christian celebration of Easter. Here are five key facts about Americans and their holy texts.

ReligionApril 12, 2017

Muslims, Jews faced social hostilities in seven-in-ten European countries in 2015

Europe in 2015 saw a rise in social hostilities involving religion, particularly against the continent’s Muslims.

ReligionApril 11, 2017

Government harassment, use of force against religious groups increased sharply in Europe in 2015

Thirty-eight European governments harassed religious groups in limited or widespread ways in 2015, while 24 used some type of force against religious groups.

ReligionApril 11, 2017

Restrictions on religion among the 25 most populous countries, 2007-2015

Among the world’s 25 most populous countries, Russia, Egypt, India, Pakistan, and Nigeria stand out as having the most restrictions on religion (as of the end of 2015) when both government restrictions and religious hostilities are taken into account.

ReligionApril 11, 2017

Global Restrictions on Religion Rise Modestly in 2015, Reversing Downward Trend

Government restrictions on religion and social hostilities involving religion increased in 2015 for the first time in three years. Government harassment and use of force surged in Europe, as did social hostilities against Muslims.

ReligionApril 7, 2017

Why people with no religion are projected to decline as a share of the world’s population

Though the percentage of religiously “nones” in America has risen, the global share of religiously unaffiliated people is expected to fall in coming decades.