ReligionApril 28, 2017

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.

ReligionApril 19, 2017

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.

ReligionApril 12, 2017

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.

GlobalMarch 7, 2017

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%.

GlobalFebruary 14, 2017

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.

ReligionJanuary 31, 2017

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.

GlobalJanuary 11, 2017

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.

Fact TankDecember 14, 2016

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.

Fact TankDecember 14, 2016

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.

ReligionDecember 13, 2016

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.