The share of Americans who favor same sex marriage has grown in recent years, though there are still demographic and partisan divides.
Worldwide, most of the countries that allow gay marriage are in Western Europe. In the Americas, five countries have legalized gay marriage.
About seven-in-ten LGB adults said churches and other religious organizations focus too much on rules, compared with half of straight adults.
A majority of U.S. adults say recent reports of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church reflect problems that are still happening.
Southern Baptists are the largest evangelical Protestant group in the United States. Yet the total number of Southern Baptists is falling.
More than 18 years after the Netherlands became the world’s first country to allow same-sex marriage, Austria became the latest European nation to legalize the practice.
Public support for the separation of church and state is widespread in Western Europe, even in countries that have a government-mandated church tax to fund religious institutions, according to a new analysis of a recent Pew Research Center study.
Gay, lesbian and bisexual adults are substantially less likely than straight adults to affiliate with a religious group or to attend religious services weekly.
Most American adults (82%) say Muslims are subject to at least some discrimination in the U.S. today, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in March – including a majority (56%) who say Muslims are discriminated against a lot.
In general, Western European countries that have a mandatory church tax aren’t any less religious than those that don’t have such a tax.