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

ReligionJan 8, 2016

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.

GlobalDec 23, 2015

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.

ReligionDec 21, 2015

5 facts about Christmas in America

Just in time for the holidays, here are five facts about Christmas in America and how people celebrate.

GlobalDec 7, 2015

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.

ReligionNov 23, 2015

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.

ReligionNov 10, 2015

Most Americans believe in heaven … and hell

72% of Americans believe in heaven, while 58% believe in hell.

ReligionNov 5, 2015

7 facts about atheists

Here’s what we know about self-described atheists and their beliefs.

ReligionNov 4, 2015

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.

ReligionNov 3, 2015

A closer look at Seventh-day Adventists in America

Making up just 0.5% of U.S. adults, Seventh-day Adventists are extremely devout and are one of the country’s most diverse religious groups by race and ethnicity.

ReligionNov 3, 2015

U.S. Public Becoming Less Religious

There has been a modest drop in overall rates of belief in God and participation in religious practices. But religiously affiliated Americans are as observant as before.