Giving a share of one’s income to the church has been a part of European tradition for centuries. Today, several countries continue to collect a “church tax” on behalf of officially recognized religious organizations, in some cases levying the tax on all registered members.
Buddhists made up roughly 7% of the world’s population in 2015. Half of the world’s Buddhists live in China.
The global Muslim population is more concentrated in Islam’s main population centers than the global Christian population is for Christianity.
Almost all New Zealanders said in a 2011-2012 survey that they would accept a neighbor of a different religion.
Roughly seven-in-ten white evangelical Protestants approve of Trump's presidential job performance. Other religious groups are more divided.
Reports of anti-Semitic incidents in France rose dramatically in 2018. Yet most French adults do not believe negative Jewish stereotypes and are accepting of Jews.
Religiously active Americans are less likely to drink alcohol than those who are not as religious – but religion's relationship with drinking is more nuanced.
The church is one of the few major mainline Protestant denominations in the country that currently does not sanction same-sex marriage.
Nearly six-in-ten Americans participate in some type of community group or organization, including 11% who say they take part in at least four such groups.
On issues including national identity and religious minorities, views among UK adults align very closely to general opinion across the EU.