Atheists and agnostics know more about religion than most other religious groups, while those with no particular religion are among the least knowledgeable.
The religiously unaffiliated were harassed by governments, private groups or both in 23 countries in 2017, up from 14 the previous year.
Just 31% of U.S. Catholics believe that the bread and wine used in Communion become the body and blood of Christ. Nearly seven-in-ten say the Eucharist is symbolic.
U.S. Jews have relatively high levels of religious knowledge. But other Americans are unable to answer some basic questions about Jewish practices.
In addition to government actions, there also was a dramatic increase in Europe in some measures of social hostility to religion.
Many Americans say that religion is very important in their lives. But how much do people in the U.S. actually know about their faith tradition – or about religions besides their own? A new report from Pew Research Center tries to answer this question by asking U.S. adults 32 fact-based questions about a variety of […]
The Center's tenth report on religious restrictions around the world focuses on trends in restrictions from 2007 to 2017.
A declining share of Canadians identify as Christians. Most Canadians say religion’s influence in public life is waning in their country.
Most states in the U.S. allow children to be exempt from vaccinations due to religious concerns.
The share of Americans who favor same sex marriage has grown in recent years, though there are still demographic and partisan divides.