Fact TankNovember 21, 2016

Anti-Muslim assaults reach 9/11-era levels, FBI data show

There were 91 reported aggravated or simple assaults motivated by anti-Muslim bias in 2015, just two shy of the 93 reported in 2001.

ReligionSeptember 28, 2016

Where the Public Stands on Religious Liberty vs. Nondiscrimination

The U.S. public expresses a clear consensus on the contentious question of whether employers who have religious objections to contraception should be required to provide it in health insurance plans for their employees.

Fact TankJuly 29, 2016

Which countries still outlaw apostasy and blasphemy?

Apostasy and blasphemy may seem to many like artifacts of history. But in dozens of countries around the world, laws against apostasy and blasphemy remain on the books and often are enforced.

Fact TankJuly 7, 2016

6 facts about religious hostilities in the Middle East and North Africa

In 2014, the median level of religious hostilities in the Middle East and North Africa reached a level four times that of the global median.

Fact TankJune 28, 2016

Religious restrictions among the world’s most populous countries

Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, Russia and Turkey had some of the highest levels of religious restrictions in 2014.

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ReligionJune 23, 2016

Restrictions on Religion among the 25 Most Populous Countries, 2007-2014

ReligionJune 23, 2016

Trends in Global Restrictions on Religion

Both government restrictions on religion and social hostilities involving religion decreased modestly from 2013 to 2014 despite a rise in religion-related terrorism.

Fact TankJune 23, 2016

5 key findings about global restrictions on religion

Government restrictions on religion and social hostilities related to religion decreased somewhat between 2013 and 2014, the second consecutive year of such declines.

Pew Research CenterApril 5, 2016

Restrictions on Women’s Religious Attire

Many countries have laws that ban or limit women from wearing religious attire in public places. By comparison, far fewer countries require women to wear particular types of attire for religious reasons.

Fact TankOctober 26, 2015

Half of all church fires in past 20 years were arsons

Of the 4,705 reported fire incidents at houses of worship between 1996 and 2015, 2,378, or 51%, have been ruled intentional.