To highlight some of India’s religious, cultural and demographic differences, here are key facts about its states.
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.
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.”
The vast majority of religiously unaffiliated Black Americans believe in God and about half pray regularly, although few attend services.
Black American religious life is diverse, encompassing a wide range of religious affiliations, worship practices and beliefs.
Today, most Black adults say they rely on prayer to help make major decisions, and view opposing racism as essential to their religious faith.
Globally, women are younger than their male partners. They also are more likely to age alone and to live in single-parent households.
Globally, Muslims live in the biggest households, followed by Hindus, Christians, Buddhists, Jews and the religiously unaffiliated.
There is a rising number of atheists in the United States. Here are some key facts about atheists in the U.S. and around the world.