Although Catholicism has long been one of the largest U.S. religious groups, John F. Kennedy and Joe Biden are the only Catholic presidents.
More than half of U.S. adults name the pope (47%) or a specific pope (7%) when asked who comes to mind when they think of Catholicism.
Majorities in four of the seven states that enacted strict new abortion laws in 2019 say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases.
Amid measles outbreak, New York closes religious exemption for vaccinations – but most states retain it
Most states in the U.S. allow children to be exempt from vaccinations due to religious concerns.
About seven-in-ten LGB adults said churches and other religious organizations focus too much on rules, compared with half of straight adults.
Gay, lesbian and bisexual adults are substantially less likely than straight adults to affiliate with a religious group or to attend religious services weekly.
Almost all New Zealanders said in a 2011-2012 survey that they would accept a neighbor of a different religion.
Nearly six-in-ten Americans participate in some type of community group or organization, including 11% who say they take part in at least four such groups.
The new Congress is slightly more religiously diverse than its predecessor, but it remains overwhelmingly Christian.
Malala Yousafzai's shooting came at a time when social hostilities involving religion were at a high point, both globally and in Pakistan.