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.
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.
We've distilled key findings from our data into four email mini-lessons to help people develop a better understanding of Muslims and Islam.
Globally, Muslims live in the biggest households, followed by Hindus, Christians, Buddhists, Jews and the religiously unaffiliated.
Household size and composition often vary by religious affiliation, data from 130 countries and territories reveals. Muslims and Hindus have larger households than Christians and religious “nones,” influenced in part by regional norms.
A look at how supporters of European populist parties stand out on key issues, from the European Union to Putin.
Many across Western Europe and the U.S. would be willing to accept Muslims as family or as neighbors. Yet there is no consensus on whether Islam fits into these societies.
The global Muslim population is more concentrated in Islam’s main population centers than the global Christian population is for Christianity.
Almost all New Zealanders said in a 2011-2012 survey that they would accept a neighbor of a different religion.
On issues including national identity and religious minorities, views among UK adults align very closely to general opinion across the EU.