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.

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.