To highlight some of India’s religious, cultural and demographic differences, here are key facts about its states.
Religious pluralism has long been a core value in India. A new report shows that India’s religious composition has been fairly stable since 1951.
All major religious groups in India have shown sharp declines in their fertility rates, limiting change in the country’s religious composition since 1951. Meanwhile, fertility differences between India’s religious groups are generally much smaller than they used to be.
Indians overall know very little about Jainism and its practices. Here are six facts about Jains in India, from a June 2021 Center report.
Hindus were the religious group most likely to say they voted for the BJP in India’s most recent parliamentary election.
Nearly two-thirds of Hindus (64%) in India say it is very important to be Hindu to be truly Indian, our survey found.
Today, there are millions of Christians in India, although they make up just 2.4% of the country’s massive population.
Among India’s six largest religious groups, some are much more likely than others to abstain from eating meat.
Just about a third of Indian adults (35%) say they ever practice yoga, including 22% who say they do so monthly or less.
Our new survey of 29,999 Indian adults takes a closer look at religious identity, nationalism and tolerance in Indian society.