Pew Research Center Dec. 21, 2010

How many people would say that they believed in God if they were able to answer with complete anonymity?

Senior research staff answer questions from readers relating to all the areas covered by our seven projects, ranging from polling techniques and findings, to media, technology, religious, demographic and global attitudes trends.

Religion Dec. 16, 2010

American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us

America is unusual among countries in that it is at once religiously devout, religiously diverse and religiously tolerant. The co-author of a book on the subject discusses ways in which religion divides American society but also other ways in which it is united by religion, or at the very least, in spite of religious differences.

Pew Research Center Oct. 19, 2010

I’m BOTH Jewish and an atheist. How would you classify me in your reports?

Senior research staff answer questions from readers relating to all the areas covered by our seven projects, ranging from polling techniques and findings, to media, technology, religious, demographic and global attitudes trends.

Religion Oct. 12, 2010

Can Civilization Survive Without God?

Two brothers, both authors of much discussed books on opposite sides of the question, argue over whether religion is necessary for the development and maintenance of values, ethics and order in modern day societies.

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Religion Sep. 28, 2010

Quiz: Religious Knowledge Quiz

How much do you know about religion? And how do you compare with the average American? Here’s your chance to find out.

Religion Sep. 28, 2010

U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey

Atheists and agnostics, Jews and Mormons are among the highest-scoring groups on a new survey of religious knowledge, outperforming evangelical Protestants, mainline Protestants and Catholics on questions about the core teachings, history and leading figures of major world religions.

Global Jul. 8, 2010

Widespread Support for Banning Full Islamic Veil in Western Europe

The French public overwhelmingly endorses a ban on full Islamic veils in public places, and majorities in other Western European nations surveyed would also welcome such a ban in their countries. In contrast, most Americans would oppose prohibiting Muslim women from wearing full veils in public.

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Religion Apr. 15, 2010

Database: Islam and Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa

This interactive database allows users to explore public opinion in 19 sub-Saharan African nations on topics ranging from religious beliefs and practices to views on religious extremism and morality.

Religion Apr. 15, 2010

Islam and Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa

In little more than a century, the religious landscape of sub-Saharan Africa has changed dramatically. In 1900, traditional African religions dominated. Since then, the numbers of both Muslims and Christians have risen into the hundreds of millions. A new survey explores how sub-Saharan Africans themselves view the role of religion in their lives and societies.

Religion Feb. 17, 2010

Religion Among the Millennials

By some key measures, such as affiliation with a particular faith or regular attendance at religious services, Americans ages 18 to 29 are considerably less religious than older Americans. But by other measures such as beliefs about life after death and the existence of heaven, hell and miracles they closely resemble their elders.