Despite the Chinese Communist Party's ban on religion, some 6% of party members formally identify with a religion.
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.
Roughly two-thirds of atheists (65%) and six-in-ten agnostics (57%) either “strongly” or “somewhat” oppose the death penalty.
A median of 45% across 34 surveyed countries say it is necessary to believe in God to be moral and have good values. However, public opinion on this question, as well as the role of God, prayer and religion varies by country, region and economic development.
There is a rising number of atheists in the United States. Here are some key facts about atheists in the U.S. and around the world.
Atheists and agnostics know more about religion than most other religious groups, while those with no particular religion are among the least knowledgeable.
A declining share of Canadians identify as Christians. Most Canadians say religion’s influence in public life is waning in their country.
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.
Substantial shares of Americans of nearly all religious groups – as well as those who have no religious affiliation – say they meditate at least once a week.
The U.S. has more foreign students enrolled in its colleges and universities than any other country in the world. Explore data about foreign students in the U.S. higher education system.