How much do you know about religion? And how do you compare with the average American? Here’s your chance to find out.
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The Center's tenth report on religious restrictions around the world focuses on trends in restrictions from 2007 to 2017.
Over the decade from 2007 to 2017, government restrictions on religion - laws, policies and actions by state officials that restrict religious beliefs and practices - increased markedly around the world.
In 2017, among the 25 most populous countries, Egypt, India, Russia, Pakistan and Indonesia had the most restrictions on religion, while Japan, South Korea, South Africa, the Philippines and Brazil had the fewest restrictions. Click play to see how restrictions have changed in each country since 2007. Read the full report.
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.
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.