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report | Sep 21, 2021

2. Causes of religious change

The religious composition of the global population is always in flux. For example, the share of Buddhists worldwide is shrinking because of their low average fertility rate, and Christians are declining in the U.S. and Western Europe as more people leave organized religion. Demographers attribute changes in the size of religious populations to three main […]

report | Nov 29, 2022


This is the 13th time Pew Research Center has measured restrictions on religion around the globe.7 This report, which includes data for the year ending Dec. 31, 2020, generally follows the same methodology as previous reports. The Center uses two 10-point indexes – the Government Restrictions Index (GRI) and the Social Hostilities Index (SHI) – […]

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