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

Pew Research CenterMay 15, 2018

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.

Pew Research CenterMay 7, 2018

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.

ReligionApril 25, 2018

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

Pew Research CenterApril 25, 2018

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.

ReligionJanuary 22, 2018

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.

ReligionJanuary 2, 2018

Meditation is common across many religious groups in the U.S.

Substantial shares of Americans of nearly all religious groups – as well as those who have no religious affiliation – say they meditate at least once a week.

ReligionDecember 18, 2017

5 facts about Christmas in America

Read five facts about Christmas in America and how people celebrate the holiday.

ReligionNovember 27, 2017

Views of transgender issues divide along religious lines

Most Christians in America say that whether someone is a man or a woman is determined by their sex at birth. Yet, many religious “nones” have different views.

ReligionNovember 8, 2017

Key takeaways about Orthodox Christians

Today, there are approximately 260 million Orthodox Christians in the world, accounting for 12% of the global Christian population. Read key takeaways about Orthodox Christians.

ReligionNovember 3, 2017

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.