India’s artificially wide ratio of baby boys to baby girls – which arose in the 1970s from the use of prenatal diagnostic technology to facilitate sex-selective abortions – now appears to be narrowing. Son bias has declined sharply among Sikhs, while Christians continue to have a natural balance of sons and daughters.
In recent years, U.S. public opinion has become modestly more positive toward both sides in the Israel-Palestinian conflict, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
In recent weeks, protests in India over Muslim headscarves in schools have gained international attention.
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.
All major religious groups in India have shown sharp declines in their fertility rates, limiting change in the country’s religious composition since 1951. Meanwhile, fertility differences between India’s religious groups are generally much smaller than they used to be.
The U.S. Muslim population has grown in the decades since 9/11, but views toward them have become increasingly polarized along political lines.
Women continue to be less involved than men in mosque life in the U.S., but the pattern appears to be changing.
Among India’s six largest religious groups, some are much more likely than others to abstain from eating meat.
Our new survey of 29,999 Indian adults takes a closer look at religious identity, nationalism and tolerance in Indian society.
Indians see religious tolerance as a central part of who they are as a nation. Across the major religious groups, most people say it is very important to respect all religions to be “truly Indian.”