While many, especially in the U.S., may associate Islam with the Middle East or North Africa, nearly two-thirds of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims live in the Asia-Pacific region.
Most of the U.S. presidents have been openly religious, with many belonging to some of the country’s most prominent Protestant denominations.
Lack of formal education is widespread in many countries in south Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Many married adults point to several factors as bigger keys to a successful marriage than shared religious beliefs.
Members of some religious groups on average have a higher household income than others, and those in the richest groups tend to be highly educated.
Our new survey focusing on contraception, same-sex marriage and transgender rights finds the public closely divided over some – though not all – of these issues.
Despite the technological potential to help humans live longer and stronger, many U.S. adults are not ready to embrace these possibilities.
A new gene-editing method called CRISPR exemplifies how the technology is rapidly becoming a present-day reality. Yet, Americans are wary of editing embryos, according to a survey on the broader field of “human enhancement.”
At least three-quarters of adults under 30 talked to a congregation member or friend during their search, compared with just over half of those 65 or older.
Christian Brugger, a professor of moral theology at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, believes that people are right to be concerned about the social impact of human enhancement. Anders Sandberg, a research fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University, thinks that, on balance, human enhancement will improve and enrich our lives.