Many across Western Europe and the U.S. would be willing to accept Muslims as family or as neighbors. Yet there is no consensus on whether Islam fits into these societies.
About a quarter of teens who identify with a religion and attend public school say they regularly pray before eating lunch at school.
About six-in-ten U.S. adults say abortion should be legal in all or most cases. There is a large and growing partisan divide on abortion.
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.