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Key findings: How living arrangements vary by religious affiliation around the world
Globally, Muslims live in the biggest households, followed by Hindus, Christians, Buddhists, Jews and the religiously unaffiliated.
U.S. has world’s highest rate of children living in single-parent households
Almost a quarter of U.S. children under 18 live with one parent and no other adults, more than three times the share of children around the world who do so.
Religion and Living Arrangements Around the World
Household size and composition often vary by religious affiliation, data from 130 countries and territories reveals. Muslims and Hindus have larger households than Christians and religious “nones,” influenced in part by regional norms.
Teens in the South more likely than other U.S. teens to experience religion in public school
Teens in the South express their religion in school more often than teens in other parts of the United States.
10 facts about atheists
There is a rising number of atheists in the United States. Here are some key facts about atheists in the U.S. and around the world.
U.S. Catholics less likely than Protestants to express confidence in advice from clergy
Catholics have less confidence in their clergy's advice than Protestants – and are less likely to claim a close relationship with clergy.
Republicans and Democrats agree religion’s influence is waning, but differ in their reactions
Americans agree that religion’s role in public life is ebbing. But while Republicans largely lament the trend, Democrats are split in their reactions.
Americans Have Positive Views About Religion's Role in Society, but Want It Out of Politics
A large majority of Americans feel that religion is losing influence in public life, according to a 2019 Pew Research Center survey.
In U.S., familiarity with religious groups is associated with warmer feelings toward them
Americans who personally know someone in a different religious group are more likely to feel positively about members of that group.
A global snapshot of same-sex marriage
Worldwide, most of the countries that allow gay marriage are in Western Europe. In the Americas, five countries have legalized gay marriage.
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