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

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.

ReligionOctober 27, 2017

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.

ReligionOctober 16, 2017

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.

ReligionSeptember 6, 2017

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.

ReligionSeptember 1, 2017

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.