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

Fact TankJuly 29, 2016

The religious divide on views of technologies that would ‘enhance’ human beings

Americans are wary of the prospect of implanting a computer chip in their brains to improve their mental abilities or adding synthetic blood to their veins to make them stronger and faster. And this is particularly true of those who are highly religious.

ScienceJuly 26, 2016

American Voices on Ways Human Enhancement Could Shape Our Future

Focus group participants discuss biomedical developments that could boost the performance of people’s bodies and brains

ScienceJuly 26, 2016

Human Enhancement

The scientific and ethical dimensions of striving for perfection

ScienceJuly 26, 2016

U.S. Public Wary of Biomedical Technologies to ‘Enhance’ Human Abilities

Americans are more worried than enthusiastic about using gene editing, brain chip implants and synthetic blood to change human capabilities

Fact TankJune 21, 2016

Where major religious groups stand on abortion

Abortion is still a difficult, contentious and even unresolved issue for some religious groups.

ReligionJune 1, 2016

10 facts about atheists

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

Fact TankMay 25, 2016

Israeli Jews, Arabs have different perspectives on discrimination in their society

Israel has been a Jewish-majority country since its founding in 1948, and its treatment of religious and ethnic minorities – including some groups within the Jewish community – has persisted as a hotly debated topic throughout the nation’s history.

Fact TankMay 18, 2016

Religion is less central to everyday life for Muslims in Israel than elsewhere in the region

Israeli Muslims actually place less emphasis on religion and some of the key pillars of their faith than do Muslims in neighboring countries.

Fact TankMay 10, 2016

5 facts about Israeli Christians

A Pew Research Center survey of Israel provides a rare window into the religious beliefs and practices of this close-knit group.

Fact TankMay 4, 2016

5 facts about prayer

For the National Day of Prayer, we rounded up survey data on Americans’ prayer habits, as well as historical instances of prayer intersecting with the government.