Religiously unaffiliated people were harassed by governments, private groups or both in 27 countries in 2020.
Here is a look at data on the number of legal abortions and other related measures that take place in the United States each year.
While there has been a decades-long decline in the Christian share of U.S. adults, 88% of the voting members in the new 118th Congress identify as Christian. That is only a few points lower than their share in the late 1970s.
58% of U.S. adults say they do not believe “we are living in the end times” – the destruction of the world as we know it.
Evangelical Protestant adults under 40 are more likely than older evangelicals to say climate change is an extremely or very serious problem.
There has been a jump in the share of U.S. adults who see the Supreme Court as “friendly” toward religion.
Our study analyzes 198 countries and territories and is based on policies and events in 2020, the most recent year for which data is available.
Nearly a quarter of countries used force to prevent religious gatherings during the pandemic; other government restrictions and social hostilities related to religion remained fairly stable.
For more than a decade, Pew Research Center has been tracking global patterns in restrictions on religion – both those imposed by governments and hostilities committed by individuals and social groups.
Large majorities in both parties say spending time with family provides them a great deal or quite a bit of meaning and fulfillment.