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

Pew Research CenterApril 9, 2009

When Will Jesus Return?

Fully 79% of U.S. Christians believe in the Second Coming of Christ. Only 17% don’t — fewer than the 20% who believe the Second Coming will occur in their lifetime.

Pew Research CenterApril 2, 2009

Not All Nonbelievers Call Themselves Atheists

About one-in-20 Americans say they do not believe in God, but that doesn’t mean 5% of Americans are atheists. In fact, 14% of nonbelievers self-identify as Christian. Only a quarter of those who do not believe in God consider themselves atheists.

Pew Research CenterMarch 12, 2009

Losing Wealth, Finding God?

Is the falling economy raising attendance at religious services?

Pew Research CenterFebruary 26, 2009

The Stronger Sex — Spiritually Speaking

Analysis of survey data shows that women are more religious than men on a variety of measures.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 30, 2009

A Religious Portrait of African-Americans

While the U.S. is generally considered a highly religious nation, African-Americans are markedly more religious on a variety of measures than the U.S. population as a whole, including level of affiliation with a religion, attendance at religious services, frequency of prayer and religion’s importance in life.