See the latest Pew Research Center reports and data on religious beliefs and practices around the world.
Religion in Everyday Life
Highly religious Americans are happier, more involved with family and more likely to volunteer than the less religious. But they are no more likely to exercise, recycle or make socially conscious consumer choices.
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Black Millennials are more religious than other Millennials
Black Millennials are more likely than nonblack Millennials, for example, to say they pray at least daily and attend religious services at least weekly.
The Age Gap in Religion Around the World
Young adults tend to be less religious than their elders by several measures; the opposite is rarely true. This pattern holds true across many countries that have different religious, economic and social profiles.
Younger people are less religious than older ones in many countries, especially in the U.S. and Europe
In 46 countries around the world, adults under age 40 are less likely to say religion is very important in their lives than are older adults.
10 key findings about religion in Western Europe
Most Christians in Western Europe today are non-practicing, but Christian identity still remains a meaningful religious, social and cultural marker. Read 10 key findings from our new survey.
Religiously, nonwhite Democrats are more similar to Republicans than to white Democrats
While white Democrats are less likely to be religious than Republicans, nonwhite Democrats more closely resemble Republicans overall on certain religious measures.
Most U.S. Muslims observe Ramadan by fasting during daylight hours
More Muslim adults say they fast during Ramadan than say they pray five times a day or attend mosque weekly.
Blacks more likely than others in U.S. to read the Bible regularly, see it as God’s word
Black adults in the U.S. are more likely than most other Americans to read scripture regularly and to view it as the word of God.
When Americans Say They Believe in God, What Do They Mean?
Nine-in-ten Americans believe in a higher power, but only a slim majority believe in God as described in the Bible
Key findings about Americans’ belief in God
The overwhelming majority of Americans, including a majority of the religiously unaffiliated, say they believe in God or a higher power. Read six key takeaways from a report on Americans’ belief in God.
American religious groups vary widely in their views of abortion
Many Many Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons and members of some evangelical churches say abortion should be illegal. But among other religious groups, many support legal abortion.