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

Fact TankJanuary 3, 2017

About seven-in-ten Americans oppose overturning Roe v. Wade

More than 40 years after the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, 69% of Americans say the historic ruling should not be completely overturned.

Fact TankDecember 27, 2016

The Muslim gender gap in educational attainment is shrinking

Muslim women have made greater educational gains than Muslim men in most regions of the world.

Fact TankDecember 19, 2016

The education gap between Hindus in India and the West

Hindus are among the least educated of the world’s major religious groups when looked at globally, but this is not true of Hindus everywhere.

Fact TankDecember 1, 2016

If the U.S. had 100 people: Charting Americans’ religious beliefs and practices

See a profile of American religious beliefs and practices if the country were made up of exactly 100 adults.

Fact TankNovember 17, 2016

Pope Francis shaping a College of Cardinals that is less European

Only three of the 13 voting members of the newest cardinal-designates (those younger than 80) are from Europe.

Fact TankOctober 27, 2016

Shared religious beliefs in marriage important to some, but not all, married Americans

Many married adults point to several factors as bigger keys to a successful marriage than shared religious beliefs.

Fact TankOctober 26, 2016

Few Americans identify with more than one religion

While roughly one-in-five U.S. adults say they were raised by two parents with different religions, just 6% say they now identify with multiple religions.

Fact TankOctober 11, 2016

How income varies among U.S. religious groups

Members of some religious groups on average have a higher household income than others, and those in the richest groups tend to be highly educated.

Fact TankOctober 4, 2016

Deep divides between, within parties on public debates about LGBT issues

Contentious debates have emerged on whether wedding business must offer service to same-sex couples, and over use of public restrooms by transgender people.

Fact TankSeptember 30, 2016

6 facts about U.S. Mormons

Mormons place a very high value on good parenting and a successful marriage, and they are among the most involved in their congregations of any Christian faith.