Feature | Jan 27, 2011
Map: The Future of the Global Muslim Population

A new Pew Forum report on the size, distribution and growth of the global Muslim population finds that the world’s Muslim population is expected to increase by about 35% in the next 20 years, but it is expected to grow at a slower pace in the next two decades than it did in the previous two decades.

Feature | Jan 27, 2011
Conference Call: The Future of the Global Muslim Population

In a conference call for journalists, staff members from the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life discussed the findings in a new report, The Future of the Global Muslim Population. A comprehensive demographic study, the report seeks to provide up-to-date estimates of the number of Muslims around the world in 2010 and […]

Feature | Jan 12, 2011
Conference Call: Mormons in America

In a conference call with journalists, Pew Forum staff members discussed the findings of a new Pew Forum Survey, Mormons in America: Certain in Their Beliefs, Uncertain of Their Place in Society. The survey examines Mormons’ religious beliefs and practices, political ideology, and attitudes toward their faith, family life, the media and society. https://soundcloud.com/pew-research-center/mormons-in-america-conference

Feature | Nov 4, 2010
Muslim Population of Indonesia

President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Indonesia Nov. 9-10 as part of a 10-day trip to Asia. A new Pew Forum graphic shows that Indonesia is the country with the world's largest Muslim population (205 million).

Feature | Sep 28, 2010
Quiz: U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey

The Pew Forum’s religious knowledge survey included 32 questions about various aspects of religion: the Bible, Christianity, Judaism, Mormonism, world religions, religion in public life, and atheism and agnosticism. The average respondent answered 16 of the 32 religious knowledge questions correctly.

Feature | Apr 15, 2010
Database: Islam and Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa

A 19-country survey by the Pew Forum reveals that the vast majority of people in many sub-Saharan African nations are deeply committed to Christianity or Islam, and yet many continue to practice elements of traditional African religions.

Feature | Dec 21, 2009
How Religious Is Your State?

Which of the 50 states has the most religious population? Since there are many ways to define “religious,” there is no single answer to this question. But to give a sense of how the states stack up, the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life used polling data to rank them on four […]

Feature | Jul 9, 2009
State Policies on Same-Sex Marriage

On Nov. 18, 2003, Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage following a ruling by the state’s highest court. In the years since the Massachusetts decision, five additional states have legalized gay marriage, and 29 states have amended their constitutions to ban gay marriage.

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