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Report | Apr 14, 2010
New Pew-Templeton Survey to Explore the Role of Religion in Society in 19 Sub-Saharan African Nations

Washington, D.C.—In a 10:00 a.m. EDT conference call for journalists on Thursday, April 15, 2010, the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life will discuss its new survey that explores the role of religion in the lives and societies of sub-Saharan Africans. CONTACT Mary SchultzCommunications Manager202.419.4556mschultz@pewforum.org “Tolerance and Tension: Islam and Christianity in […]

Report | Dec 17, 2009
Global Restrictions on Religion

For more than half a century, the United Nations and numerous international organizations have affirmed the principle of religious freedom.1 For just as many decades, journalists and human rights groups have reported on persecution of minority faiths, outbreaks of sectarian violence and other pressures on religious individuals and communities in many countries. But until now, […]

Report | Oct 7, 2009
Mapping the Global Muslim Population

A comprehensive demographic study of more than 200 countries finds that there are 1.57 billion Muslims of all ages living in the world today, representing 23% of an estimated 2009 world population of 6.8 billion. While Muslims are found on all five inhabited continents, more than 60% of the global Muslim population is in Asia […]

Report | Jul 9, 2009
Gay Marriage Around the World

Navigate this Report: Countries That Allow Gay Marriage The Netherlands Belgium Spain Canada South Africa Norway Sweden Looking Ahead Countries That Ban Gay Marriage Registered Partnerships and Other Legal Arrangements In many countries around the globe, the institution of marriage is in flux as governments consider whether to allow gay and lesbian couples the right […]

Report | Apr 23, 2009
Religion in South Africa 15 Years After the End of Apartheid

On April 27, 1994, South Africa held its first democratic elections after the fall of the apartheid system of racial segregation. Religion played an important role in bringing about this change: Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu earned the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his outspoken opposition to apartheid, and many of South Africa’s churches were […]

Report | Sep 30, 2008
Abortion Laws Around the World

Abortion is as controversial abroad as it is in the United States. Many governments struggle to strike a balance between the rights of pregnant women and the rights of unborn fetuses. As the following summary of abortion laws and practices in 30 countries shows, this often leads to complex policies governing when and under what […]

Report | Jun 19, 2008
Global Anglicanism at a Crossroads

When leaders of the worldwide Anglican Communion gather in Canterbury, England, in mid-July for their decennial Lambeth Conference, they will deliberate over the future of a church that is experiencing deep, and perhaps irreconcilable, internal conflicts. Already, about a third of the 38 Anglican primates, or regional leaders, have announced that they are boycotting the […]

Report | Jan 3, 2008
Despite Progress and an Upbeat Pre-Election Mood, Ethnic Conflicts Have Long Worried Many Kenyans

by Richard Wike, Senior Researcher and Kathleen Holzwart, Research Analyst, Pew Global Attitudes Project Until recently, Kenya was considered something of a success story in a troubled region; now, however, it is consumed by political and ethnic violence following last week’s disputed reelection of President Mwai Kibaki. The unrest has shocked many both inside and […]

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