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Feature | Nov 23, 2021
In their own words, how Americans explain why bad things happen

Why is there so much suffering and evil in the world? This question can be particularly confounding for those who believe in a good and all-powerful God, as is often described in the Abrahamic religious traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. For centuries, philosophers and theologians have grappled with this “problem of evil.”

Report | Nov 23, 2021
Few Americans Blame God or Say Faith Has Been Shaken Amid Pandemic, Other Tragedies

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.

Report | Sep 21, 2021
Religious Composition of India

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.

Report | Jun 29, 2021
Religion in India: Tolerance and Segregation

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.”

Report | May 11, 2021
Jewish Americans in 2020

What does it mean to be Jewish in America? A new Pew Research Center survey looks into this diverse group.

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