Feature | Sep 6, 2012
Religion and the Political Parties

A new slideshow illustrates trends in support for the U.S. political parties among various religious groups since 2008.

Feature | Aug 30, 2012
Mormonism in the 2012 Election

A new slideshow highlights recent Pew Research Center data on voters’ views of the Mormon religion and Mormons’ opinions on their place in society.

Feature | Aug 15, 2012
Ramadan Observances Set to End

A new Pew Forum survey of Muslims in 39 countries and territories around the world finds that fasting during Ramadan is widely observed, with a median of 93% of Muslims saying they abstain from food and drink during the day.

Feature | Aug 9, 2012
Infographic: The World’s Muslims: Unity and Diversity

The world’s Muslims are united in their belief in God and the Prophet Muhammad and are bound together by such religious practices as fasting during Ramadan and almsgiving to assist the needy. But they have widely differing views about other aspects of their faith, including how important religion is to their lives, who counts as a Muslim and what practices are acceptable in Islam.

Feature | Aug 6, 2012
Catholics’ Views on U.S. Nuns

On Aug. 7, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, an organization that represents U.S. nuns, will meet in St. Louis to discuss how to respond to recent criticism from the Vatican, the Associated Press reports. A Pew Research Center survey finds that eight-in-ten American Catholics (83%) are satisfied with the leadership provided by Catholic nuns and sisters.

Feature | Mar 22, 2012
Webcast of Report Release Event: Religion in Prisons

According to a Pew Forum survey of professional prison chaplains, America’s state penitentiaries are a bustle of religious activity. Chaplains say that efforts by inmates to convert other inmates are common and that at least some religious switching occurs. And chaplains overwhelmingly consider religion-based programming an important aspect of rehabilitating prisoners. Watch a video from […]

Feature | Mar 15, 2012
Conference Call: Mormons and Civic Life

With a Mormon candidate in the race for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, there has been intense media, academic and public interest in Mormons and their religion. The Pew Forum recently held a roundtable discussion with journalists, scholars and policy experts on some of the latest research on Mormons and their place in American society […]

Feature | Mar 8, 2012
Table: Estimated Number of Immigrants by Religious Affiliation

Display: Number | Percentage View By: Religious Affiliation | Region To / Destination country Total number of migrants Christian Muslim Hindu Buddhist Jewish Other Unaffiliated Afghanistan 90,000 <10,000 60,000 <10,000 <10,000 <1,000 <10,000 <10,000 Albania 90,000 80,000 <10,000 <1,000 <1,000 <1,000 <1,000 <10,000 Algeria 240,000 40,000 190,000 <10,000 <10,000 <10,000 <10,000 <10,000 American Samoa 30,000 […]

Feature | Mar 8, 2012
Table: Estimated Number of Emigrants by Religious Affiliation

Display: Number | Percentage View By: Religious Affiliation | Region From / Origin country Total number of migrants Christian Muslim Hindu Buddhist Jewish Other Unaffiliated Afghanistan 3,010,000 <10,000 2,990,000 <10,000 <1,000 <10,000 <10,000 <10,000 Albania 1,550,000 720,000 670,000 <1,000 <1,000 <1,000 <10,000 160,000 Algeria 1,770,000 <10,000 1,700,000 <1,000 <1,000 30,000 <1,000 40,000 American Samoa 40,000 […]

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