Sub-Saharan Africa experienced largest increase in religious restrictions in 2015
While sub-Saharan Africa had fewer religious restrictions than many other parts of the world in 2015, it experienced a larger increase than any other region.
Sub-Saharan Africa will be home to growing shares of the world’s Christians and Muslims
By 2060, more than four-in-ten Christians and 27% of Muslims around the world will call sub-Saharan Africa home.
Muslims, Jews faced social hostilities in seven-in-ten European countries in 2015
Europe in 2015 saw a rise in social hostilities involving religion, particularly against the continent’s Muslims.
In many countries, at least four-in-ten in the labor force are women
Women make up at least 40% of the workforce in more than 80 countries. Across all of these countries, the median female share of the workforce is 45.4%.
African immigrant population in U.S. steadily climbs
African immigrants make up a small share of the U.S. immigrant population, but their numbers are growing – roughly doubling every decade since 1970.
World’s Muslim population more widespread than you might think
While many, especially in the U.S., may associate Islam with the Middle East or North Africa, nearly two-thirds of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims live in the Asia-Pacific region.
About one-fifth of adults globally have no formal schooling
Lack of formal education is widespread in many countries in south Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Q&A: The Muslim-Christian education gap in sub-Saharan Africa
Melina Platas, an assistant professor of political science at New York University Abu Dhabi, explains the Muslim-Christian education gap in sub-Saharan Africa.
Muslims in sub-Saharan Africa are twice as likely as Christians to have no formal education
In sub-Saharan Africa, Muslim adults are more than twice as likely as Christians to have no formal schooling.
Religion and Education Around the World
Jews are more highly education than any other major religious group around the world, while Muslims and Hindus tend have the fewest years of formal schooling. But all religious groups are making gains, particularly among women.