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

ReligionOctober 3, 2018

After recent revelations, U.S. Catholics give Francis low marks on handling of sex abuse scandal

Just three-in-ten American Catholics now say the pontiff is doing a good or excellent job of addressing the sex abuse scandal.

ReligionOctober 1, 2018

‘New Age’ beliefs common among both religious and nonreligious Americans

Many U.S. Christians – as well as the religiously unaffiliated – hold “New Age” beliefs, which include belief in reincarnation and astrology.

ReligionSeptember 26, 2018

Black men are less religious than black women, but more religious than white women and men

Research has shown that men in the United States are generally less religious than women. And while this pattern holds true among black Americans, black men are still a highly religious group.

ReligionSeptember 17, 2018

Most Western Europeans favor at least some restrictions on Muslim women’s religious clothing

Laws enacted in several European countries that restrict the religious clothing of Muslim women are largely in line with Western European attitudes on the issue.

Pew Research CenterSeptember 5, 2018

U.S. adults are more religious than Western Europeans

American adults – both Christian and unaffiliated – are considerably more religious than their European counterparts by a variety of measures. For instance, about two-thirds of U.S. Christians pray daily, compared with a median of just 18% of Christians across 15 European countries.

ReligionAugust 29, 2018

How the religious typology groups compare

Use this tool to compare the religious typology groups on key topics and demographics.

ReligionAugust 29, 2018

Religious typology quiz

Are you a Sunday Stalwart? Solidly Secular? Or somewhere in between? Take our quiz to find out which one of the religious typology groups is your best match and see how you compare with our nationally representative survey of more than 4,000 U.S. adults.

ReligionAugust 29, 2018

The Religious Typology

A new analysis looks at beliefs and behaviors that cut across many religious denominations – important traits that unite people of different faiths, or that divide those of the same religious affiliation.

ReligionAugust 29, 2018

Q&A: The challenges of creating a religious typology

This new analysis creates a typology that cuts across denominations, sorting Americans into seven groups, or “clusters,” based on their religious practices and values, their views about religion in general, and the sources of meaning and fulfillment in their lives. Rich Morin, a senior editor at the Center, explains how the study was put together, and discusses the role of cluster analysis in creating the typology.

ReligionAugust 29, 2018

From the Solidly Secular to Sunday Stalwarts, a look at our new religious typology

Most American adults identify with a religion, describing themselves as Protestants, Catholics or Jews, to name just a few examples. But a new Pew Research Center analysis looks at beliefs and behaviors that cut across many religious identities, producing a new and revealing classification, or typology, of religion in America that sorts U.S. adults into seven cohesive groups.