Self-identified Christians make up 63% of the U.S. population in 2021, down from 75% a decade ago.
African immigrants in U.S. more religious than other Black Americans, and more likely to be Catholic
Immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa tend to be more religious than U.S.-born Black adults or immigrants from the Caribbean.
In the new survey, the Center attempted for the first time to pose some of these philosophical questions to a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults, finding that Americans largely blame random chance – along with people’s own actions and the way society is structured – for human suffering, while relatively few believers blame God or voice doubts about the existence of God for this reason.
Some Americans clearly long for a more avowedly religious and explicitly Christian country, a March survey finds. However, a clear majority of Americans do not accept these views.
Here are some recent survey findings about Joe Biden, the pope, the debate over whether the president should receive Communion, and more.
Black adults in the U.S. South more likely than those in other regions to attend a Black congregation
Black Southerners diverge from other Black Americans – especially Northeasterners and Westerners – in other ways when it comes to religion.
Across religious groups, a majority of Black Americans say opposing racism is an essential part of their faith
75% of Black Americans say that opposing racism is essential to their faith or sense of morality, a view that extends across faith traditions.
In historically Black Protestant churches, regular attenders more likely to have received COVID-19 shot
82% of members of the historically Black Protestant tradition who attend church regularly have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Weekly Mass-goers and Catholic Republicans express higher levels of disapproval of the pope’s new restrictions.
Religious pluralism has long been a core value in India. A new report shows that India’s religious composition has been fairly stable since 1951.