With its newest additions, the College of Cardinals will have 128 voting members, 42% of whom are European, down from 52% in 2013.
Government restrictions in 2018 were at their highest level since 2007, when Pew Research Center began tracking these trends.
In 2018, the global median level of government restrictions on religion – that is, laws, policies and actions by officials that impinge on religious beliefs and practices – continued to climb, reaching an all-time high since Pew Research Center began tracking these trends in 2007.
Pope Francis made news recently by voicing his support for same-sex civil unions. The statement struck observers as a shift for the Vatican.
What does the 2020 electorate look like politically, demographically and religiously as the race enters its final days?
Like U.S. adults overall, the majority of U.S. Catholics say abortion should be legal – at least in some cases.
President Trump continues to be White Christians’ preferred candidate, but support among voters in three traditions has slipped since August.
A large majority of U.S. adults (86%) say there is some kind of lesson or set of lessons for humankind to learn from the pandemic, and about a third of Americans (35%) say the lessons were sent by God.
In most of the 18 countries analyzed, religiously unaffiliated adults were more likely to say homosexuality should be accepted by society.
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.