ReligionAugust 29, 2018

From the Solidly Secular to Sunday Stalwarts, a look at our new religious typology

Most American adults identify with a religion, describing themselves as Protestants, Catholics or Jews, to name just a few examples. But a new Pew Research Center analysis looks at beliefs and behaviors that cut across many religious identities, producing a new and revealing classification, or typology, of religion in America that sorts U.S. adults into seven cohesive groups.

ReligionAugust 8, 2018

Why America’s ‘nones’ don’t identify with a religion

Six-in-ten religious “nones” in the U.S. say the questioning of religious teachings is a very important reason for their lack of affiliation. The second-most-common reason is opposition to the positions taken by churches on social and political issues.

ReligionApril 25, 2018

When Americans Say They Believe in God, What Do They Mean?

Nine-in-ten Americans believe in a higher power, but only a slim majority believe in God as described in the Bible

ReligionOctober 16, 2017

A growing share of Americans say it’s not necessary to believe in God to be moral

Most U.S. adults now say it is not necessary to believe in God to be moral and have good values, up from about half who expressed this view in 2011.

ReligionSeptember 6, 2017

More Americans now say they’re spiritual but not religious

About a quarter of U.S. adults now say they think of themselves as spiritual but not religious, up 8 percentage points in five years.

Pew Research CenterApril 7, 2017

Why people with no religion are projected to decline as a share of the world’s population

Though the percentage of religiously “nones” in America has risen, the global share of religiously unaffiliated people is expected to fall in coming decades.

ReligionFebruary 27, 2017

Most white evangelicals approve of Trump travel prohibition and express concerns about extremism

While most Americans disapprove of Donald Trump’s recent refugee policy, there is a sizable divide on the issue among major religious groups.

ReligionDecember 13, 2016

Key findings on how world religions differ by education

A new Pew Research Center study, analyzing data from 151 countries, looks at education levels of Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and religiously unaffiliated adults ages 25 and older. Here are five key takeaways from the report.

Fact TankNovember 14, 2016

If the U.S. had 100 people: Charting Americans’ religious affiliations

Imagining the U.S. as a town of 100 people can help illuminate the nation’s religious diversity.

Fact TankNovember 9, 2016

How the faithful voted: A preliminary 2016 analysis

The 2016 presidential exit polling reveals little change in the political alignments of U.S. religious groups.