In general, Western European countries that have a mandatory church tax aren’t any less religious than those that don’t have such a tax.
Americans pray more often, are more likely to attend weekly religious services and ascribe higher importance to faith in their lives than adults in other wealthy, Western democracies, such as Canada, Australia and most European states, according to a recent Pew Research Center study.
In 46 countries around the world, adults under age 40 are less likely to say religion is very important in their lives than are older adults.
Muslim societies have gained a reputation in recent decades for failing to adequately educate women. But a new analysis of Pew Research Center data on educational attainment and religion suggests that economics, not religion, is the key factor limiting the education of Muslim women.
More Muslim adults say they fast during Ramadan than say they pray five times a day or attend mosque weekly.
The overwhelming majority of Americans, including a majority of the religiously unaffiliated, say they believe in God or a higher power. Read six key takeaways from a report on Americans' belief in God.
Read five facts about religion in Saudi Arabia — a country that is the birthplace of Islam and, as such, holds special importance for Muslims worldwide.
More than seven-in-ten U.S. Christian women say religion is very important in their lives, compared with 62% of the country’s Christian men.