Orthodox Christianity in the 21st Century
Concentrated in Europe, Orthodox Christians have declined as share of the global Christian population, from 20% in 1910 to 12% today. But the Ethiopian community is highly observant and growing.
Many Central and Eastern Europeans see link between religion and national identity
In 11 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, a median of 66% say being a member of the country’s official or preferred faith is important to belong to the nationality.
500 years after the Reformation, 5 facts about Protestants around the world
Five centuries after the Reformation, global Protestant Christianity looks very different than it did at its inception. Here is a look at some key facts about Protestants around the world.
5 facts about Muslim Millennials in the U.S.
While Millennials make up 32% of all U.S. adults, they account for roughly half of American Muslim adults. Read five facts about Muslim Millennials.
A growing share of Americans say it’s not necessary to believe in God to be moral
Most U.S. adults now say it is not necessary to believe in God to be moral and have good values, up from about half who expressed this view in 2011.
Key facts about government-favored religion around the world
Today, more than 80 countries either have an official religion or favor one or more religious groups over others.
American-born Muslims more likely than Muslim immigrants to see negatives in U.S. society
While Muslims born in the United States and their immigrant counterparts share a pride in being American, U.S.-born Muslims are less likely than immigrants to feel comfortable with their place in broader American society.
Muslims more likely than Americans overall to say blacks lack equal rights in U.S.
Two-thirds of Muslims in the United States say the country needs to continue making changes to give blacks equal rights with whites.
More Americans now say they’re spiritual but not religious
About a quarter of U.S. adults now say they think of themselves as spiritual but not religious, up 8 percentage points in five years.
Strong religious beliefs are only one part of Muslim American identity
Nearly all Muslim Americans (97%) say they take pride in being a member of the Islamic faith. But their devotion to core religious beliefs and practices is only part of a religious identity.