Pew Research Center reports and data on religious beliefs and practices around the world.

Fact Tank Nov. 23, 2015

Millennials are less religious than older Americans, but just as spiritual

Only about half of Millennials say they believe in God with absolute certainty, and four-in-ten say religion is very important in their lives.

Fact Tank Nov. 10, 2015

Most Americans believe in heaven … and hell

72% of Americans believe in heaven, while 58% believe in hell.

Fact Tank Nov. 5, 2015

7 facts about atheists

Here’s what we know about self-described atheists and their beliefs.

Fact Tank Nov. 4, 2015

Americans’ faith in God may be eroding

The vast majority of Americans still believe in God, but there are strong signs that many are less certain about this belief than in years past.

Fact Tank Nov. 3, 2015

A closer look at Seventh-day Adventists in America

Making up just 0.5% of U.S. adults, Seventh-day Adventists are extremely devout and are one of the country’s most diverse religious groups by race and ethnicity.

Religion Nov. 3, 2015

U.S. Public Becoming Less Religious

There has been a modest drop in overall rates of belief in God and participation in religious practices. But religiously affiliated Americans are as observant as before.

Fact Tank Nov. 3, 2015

5 key findings about religiosity in the U.S. – and how it’s changing

Our new report finds that whether U.S. adults are becoming more or less religious depends, in part, on how religious observance is measured.

Fact Tank Sep. 24, 2015

5 facts about Communion and American Catholics

Pope Francis will celebrate Mass on an enormous scale Sunday, with 2 million people expected to gather on a mile-long parkway in downtown Philadelphia. We gathered key facts about Communion and U.S. Catholics for the occasion.

Fact Tank Sep. 21, 2015

Among Catholics, fewer Latinos than whites seek changes to the church

On a variety of issues – such as recognizing gay marriages and determining eligibility for Holy Communion – Latino Catholics tend to be more aligned with the church than are white Catholics.

Fact Tank Sep. 21, 2015

A closer look at Catholics in Washington, New York and Philadelphia

On his first papal trip to the U. S., Pope Francis will visit three Northeastern cities that are within a few hundred miles of each other. But while New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., may be geographically close, their Catholic populations look different from one another in several ways.