ScienceOctober 18, 2016

Most Americans trust the military and scientists to act in the public’s interest

Three-quarters or more of Americans are confident in the military, medical scientists and scientists in general to act in the best interests of the public. But fewer than half report similar confidence in the news media, business leaders and elected officials.

ReligionSeptember 14, 2016

The factors driving the growth of religious ‘nones’ in the U.S.

The share of Americans who do not identify with a religious group is surely growing, but there are differing ideas about the factors driving this trend.

ReligionAugust 24, 2016

Why America’s ‘nones’ left religion behind

As the percentage of U.S. adults who do not identify with a religious group grows, we asked these people to explain, in their own words, why they left.

ReligionJune 1, 2016

10 facts about atheists

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

ReligionJanuary 21, 2016

Americans may be getting less religious, but feelings of spirituality are on the rise

The phrase “spiritual but not religious” has become widely used in recent years by some Americans who are trying to describe their religious identity.

ReligionJanuary 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.

ReligionNovember 11, 2015

Religious ‘nones’ are not only growing, they’re becoming more secular

Religious “nones” make up 23% of U.S. adults, up from 16% in 2007. And only 27% of those “nones” are absolutely certain about God’s existence, down from 36% in 2007.

ReligionNovember 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.

ReligionNovember 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.

ReligionAugust 27, 2015

10 facts about religion in America

It’s a fascinating time for conversations about faith in the United States, with Pope Francis set to visit, a presidential election on the horizon and major trends reshaping the country’s religious landscape.