In the U.S., highly religious adults are much more skeptical about the possibility of extraterrestrial life than those who are less religious.
A rising share of Asian Americans say they have no religion (32%), but many consider themselves close to one or more religious traditions for reasons such as family or culture. Christianity is still the largest faith group among Asian Americans (34%).
Read about some of the ways focus group participants with ties to different faith traditions explain the complex relationship of religion and culture in their lives.
Despite the Chinese Communist Party's ban on religion, some 6% of party members formally identify with a religion.
Based on formal religious identity, China is the least religious country in the world - with just 10% of Chinese adults self-identifying with a religion.
Only one-in-ten Chinese adults formally identify with a religion, but surveys indicate that religion plays a much bigger role in China when the definition is widened to include questions on spirituality, customs and traditional beliefs.
One-in-six Americans have taken steps to see less of someone on social media due to religious content
17% of U.S. adults have unfollowed, unfriended, blocked or changed their settings to see less of someone on social media because of religious content the person posted or shared.
Most Americans say it’s not necessary to believe in God in order to be moral and have good values, according to a spring 2022 survey.
Whether the U.S. will continue to have a Christian majority in 2070 will depend on many factors, including religious “switching.”
Since the 1990s, large numbers of Americans have left Christianity to join the growing ranks of U.S. adults who describe their religious identity as atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular.” If recent trends in religious switching continue, Christians could make up less than half of the U.S. population within a few decades.
Christians, religiously unaffiliated differ on whether most things in society can be divided into good, evil
Highly religious Americans are much more likely to see society in those terms, while nonreligious people tend to see more ambiguity.