Self-identified Christians make up 63% of the U.S. population in 2021, down from 75% a decade ago.
Immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa tend to be more religious than U.S.-born Black adults or immigrants from the Caribbean.
Black Southerners diverge from other Black Americans – especially Northeasterners and Westerners – in other ways when it comes to religion.
Women continue to be less involved than men in mosque life in the U.S., but the pattern appears to be changing.
Jews ages 18 to 29 are just as likely as those 65 and older to say they attend religious services at least monthly (22% each).
Based on certain traditional measures of religious observance, U.S. Jews are far less religious than U.S. Christians and Americans overall.
A Pew Research Center survey conducted in the summer of 2020 reveals that more Americans than people in other economically developed countries say the coronavirus outbreak has bolstered their religious faith and the faith of their compatriots.
Since the establishment of the ATP, the Center has gradually migrated away from telephone polling and toward online survey administration, and since early 2019, the Center has conducted most of its U.S. polling on the ATP. This shift has major implications for the way the Center measures trends in American religion – including those from the Center’s flagship Religious Landscape Studies, which were conducted by phone in 2007 and 2014.
U.S. Hispanic teens are more likely than U.S. teens overall to identify as Catholic and say it’s necessary to believe in God to be moral.
American adolescents often participate at parents’ behest, and tend to be less religious in more personal, private ways.