ReligionJuly 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.

ReligionJune 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.

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.

ReligionJune 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.

ReligionApril 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.

ReligionOctober 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.

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.

GlobalJune 3, 2015

Ratings of Muslims rise in France after Charlie Hebdo, just as in U.S. after 9/11

There has been considerable debate over the country’s Muslims and the role of extremism, but no backlash against Muslims in French public opinion.

ReligionMarch 25, 2015

How the U.S. compares with the rest of the world on religious restrictions

The U.S. ranks in the middle range of the nearly 200 countries we analyzed to assess restrictions on religion and social hostilities toward religious groups.

ReligionMarch 3, 2015

Religious restrictions among the world’s most populous countries

Levels of restrictions and hostilities vary tremendously by country, from some of the lowest in the world (South Africa) to among the very highest (Indonesia).