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.

Pew Research CenterApril 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.

Pew Research CenterApril 6, 2017

Why Muslims are the world’s fastest-growing religious group

While the world’s population is projected to grow 32% in the coming decades, the number of Muslims is expected to increase by 70% – from 1.8 billion in 2015 to nearly 3 billion in 2060.

Pew Research CenterApril 5, 2017

Christians remain world’s largest religious group, but they are declining in Europe

Though Christians make up nearly a third of Earth’s 7.3 billion people, the number of Christians in Europe is in decline.

ReligionApril 5, 2017

The Changing Global Religious Landscape

More babies were born to Christian mothers than to members of any other religion in recent years. Less than 20 years from now, however, the number of babies born to Muslims is expected to modestly exceed births to Christians.

HispanicMarch 29, 2017

Key findings about Puerto Rico

To mark the 100th anniversary of the U.S. government granting American citizenship to the residents of Puerto Rico, here are key facts about the territory.

ReligionMarch 21, 2017

Majority of states have all-Christian congressional delegations

The vast majority of the nation’s federal lawmakers (91%) describe themselves as Christians, compared with 71% of U.S. adults who say the same.