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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Where major religious groups stand on abortion
Abortion is still a difficult, contentious and even unresolved issue for some religious groups.
10 facts about atheists
Here’s what we know about self-described atheists and their beliefs.
Israeli Jews, Arabs have different perspectives on discrimination in their society
Israel has been a Jewish-majority country since its founding in 1948, and its treatment of religious and ethnic minorities – including some groups within the Jewish community – has persisted as a hotly debated topic throughout the nation’s history.
Religion is less central to everyday life for Muslims in Israel than elsewhere in the region
Israeli Muslims actually place less emphasis on religion and some of the key pillars of their faith than do Muslims in neighboring countries.
5 facts about Israeli Christians
A Pew Research Center survey of Israel provides a rare window into the religious beliefs and practices of this close-knit group.
5 facts about prayer
For the National Day of Prayer, we rounded up survey data on Americans’ prayer habits, as well as historical instances of prayer intersecting with the government.
A closer look at Jehovah’s Witnesses living in the U.S.
Jehovah’s Witnesses, who make up just less than 1% of U.S. adults, are known for their door-to-door proselytism. But members of this denomination, which has its origins in 19th-century America, are also unique in many other ways.
What different styles of head coverings say about Israeli Jewish men
They come in several basic styles, with some more favored by particular Jewish subgroups than others.
Most U.S. Catholics rely heavily on their own conscience for moral guidance
Despite Pope Francis’ overwhelming popularity, few U.S. Catholics say they turn to the pope “a great deal” for guidance on difficult moral questions.
Many Americans don’t argue about religion – or even talk about it
About half of U.S. adults tell us they seldom (33%) or never (16%) talk about religion with people outside their family.