Pew Research Center reports and data on religious beliefs and practices around the world.
U.S. Religious Landscape Survey: Religious Beliefs and Practices
A major survey confirms the close link between Americans’ religious affiliation, beliefs and practices, on the one hand, and their social and political attitudes, on the other. The social and political fault lines in American society run through, as well as alongside, religious traditions.
Many See Belief in God as Essential to Morality
In 22 of 40 countries surveyed, majorities think it is necessary to believe in God to be a moral person, but this view is more common in poorer countries than in wealthier ones.
Religion in Latin America
Nearly 40% of the world’s Catholics live in Latin America, but many people in the region have converted from Catholicism to Protestantism, while some have left organized religion altogether.
The World’s Muslims: Unity and Diversity
A new survey of Muslims conducted in 39 countries sheds new light on beliefs and practices across the globe.
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5 key findings about faith and politics in the 2016 presidential race
Religion has long been entangled in America’s politics and its political campaigns.
Americans may be getting less religious, but feelings of spirituality are on the rise
The phrase “spiritual but not religious” has become widely used in recent years by some Americans who are trying to describe their religious identity.
Q&A: Why Millennials are less religious than older Americans
We sat down with Michael Hout, a professor of sociology at New York University, to examine possible reasons.
Americans are in the middle of the pack globally when it comes to importance of religion
Americans place less importance on religion in their lives than do people in a number of countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia — but more than residents of many other Western and European countries.
5 facts about Christmas in America
Just in time for the holidays, here are five facts about Christmas in America and how people celebrate.
Muslims and Islam: Key findings in the U.S. and around the world
Muslims are the fastest-growing religious group in the world. Here are some questions and answers about their public opinions and demographics.
Millennials are less religious than older Americans, but just as spiritual
Only about half of Millennials say they believe in God with absolute certainty, and four-in-ten say religion is very important in their lives.
Most Americans believe in heaven … and hell
72% of Americans believe in heaven, while 58% believe in hell.
7 facts about atheists
Here’s what we know about self-described atheists and their beliefs.
Americans’ faith in God may be eroding
The vast majority of Americans still believe in God, but there are strong signs that many are less certain about this belief than in years past.