GlobalAugust 9, 2018

Record number of forcibly displaced people lived in sub-Saharan Africa in 2017

The number of people living in sub-Saharan Africa who were forced to leave their homes due to conflict reached a new high of 18.4 million in 2017, up sharply from 14.1 million in 2016 – the largest regional increase of forcibly displaced people in the world.

Pew Research CenterJune 12, 2018

Education of Muslim women is limited by economic conditions, not religion

Muslim societies have gained a reputation in recent decades for failing to adequately educate women. But a new analysis of Pew Research Center data on educational attainment and religion suggests that economics, not religion, is the key factor limiting the education of Muslim women.

ReligionMay 31, 2018

Under Pope Francis, the College of Cardinals has become less European

Pope Francis’ additions to the College of Cardinals since his election in 2013 have tilted the leadership structure of the Roman Catholic Church away from its historic European base and toward the “global south” – that is, developing nations mostly in the Southern Hemisphere.

GlobalApril 24, 2018

Sub-Saharan African Immigrants in the U.S. Are Often More Educated Than Those in Top European Destinations

Sub-Saharan immigrants in the United States are also more highly educated than the U.S. native born population.

GlobalMarch 22, 2018

At Least a Million Sub-Saharan Africans Moved to Europe Since 2010

International migration from sub-Saharan African countries to Europe and the U.S. has grown over the past decade. Many who live in sub-Saharan Africa say they would move to another country if they could.

GlobalFebruary 28, 2018

International migration from sub-Saharan Africa has grown dramatically since 2010

Sub-Saharan African nations account for nine of the 10 fastest growing international migrant populations since 2010.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 2, 2018

‘Particularly good days’ are common in Africa, Latin America and the U.S.

If you live in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America or the United States, you are more likely than people in other regions of the world to say you’re having a particularly good day. For the past several years, Pew Research Center’s annual Global Attitudes Survey has started with the following question: “How would you describe your […]

ReligionNovember 28, 2017

Ethiopia is an outlier in the Orthodox Christian world

Ethiopia has 36 million Orthodox Christians, the world’s second-largest Orthodox population after Russia. By many measures, Orthodox Ethiopians have much higher levels of religious commitment than do Orthodox Christians in the faith’s heartland of Central and Eastern Europe.

Pew Research CenterNovember 17, 2017

Despite apparent coup in Zimbabwe, armed takeovers have become less common worldwide

Since the end of World War II, there have been 225 successful coups (counting the events in Zimbabwe) in countries with populations greater than 500,000, according to the Center for Systemic Peace, which maintains extensive datasets on various forms of armed conflict and political violence. Most coups occurred during the height of the Cold War, from the 1960s through the 1980s.

GlobalOctober 12, 2017

U.S. Resettles Fewer Refugees, Even as Global Displaced Population Grows

Though the U.S. has resettled more refugees than any country since 1980, the number of resettled refugees in the U.S. has not grown along with the worldwide refugee population in recent years.