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

Fact TankJanuary 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.

Fact TankDecember 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.

Fact TankDecember 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.

Fact TankNovember 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.

Fact TankNovember 10, 2015

Most Americans believe in heaven … and hell

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

Fact TankNovember 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.

Fact TankNovember 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.

Pew Research CenterNovember 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.

Fact TankNovember 3, 2015

5 key findings about religiosity in the U.S. – and how it’s changing

Our new report finds that whether U.S. adults are becoming more or less religious depends, in part, on how religious observance is measured.

Pew Research CenterOctober 22, 2015

Are science and religion in conflict with each other?

A majority of the public says science and religion often conflict, but fewer say science conflicts with their own beliefs. And highly religious Americans are less likely than others to see conflict between faith and science.