Buddhists made up roughly 7% of the world’s population in 2015. Half of the world’s Buddhists live in China.
While Slovakia is majority Catholic, around seven-in-ten Czechs are religiously unaffiliated – the highest share of unaffiliated adults in 34 European countries surveyed.
The Catholic Church remains closely tied to Europe. Catholics are the largest religious group in many of the continent’s most populous countries.
In many European countries and the United States, women do not actually differ significantly from men in their views about abortion.
Nationalist and anti-immigrant attitudes in Western Europe have been an issue in a number of recent national elections around the region. But Western Europeans vary by country when it comes to having positive or negative views about immigrants and religious minorities.
In 11 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, a median of 66% say being a member of the country's official or preferred faith is important to belong to the nationality.
The generation of Central and Eastern Europeans raised after the fall of the Berlin Wall differs little in its political outlook from earlier generations.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the U.S. government granting American citizenship to the residents of Puerto Rico, here are key facts about the territory.
There is no clear consensus among the Israeli public over whether settlements help the country’s security.
Israeli Muslims actually place less emphasis on religion and some of the key pillars of their faith than do Muslims in neighboring countries.